Thursday, May 31, 2007


Almost made it to bed....

Senate Panel Questions C.I.A. Detentions

By SCOTT SHANE
Published: June 1, 2007
WASHINGTON, May 31 — The Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday questioned the continuing value of the Central Intelligence Agency’s secret interrogation program for terrorism suspects, suggesting that international condemnation and the obstacles it has created to criminal prosecution may outweigh its worth in gathering information.

The committee rejected by one vote a Democratic proposal that would essentially have cut money for the program by banning harsh interrogation techniques except in dire emergencies, a committee report revealed.

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But the committee stopped short of using its budget authority to shut down the program.

In a closed session on May 23, two Democrats, Senators Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island and Dianne Feinstein of California, proposed barring spending on interrogation techniques that go beyond the Army Field Manual, which bans physical pressure or pain.

Under their proposal, the only exception would have been when the president determined “that an individual has information about a specific and imminent threat.”

The amendment failed when Senator Bill Nelson, Democrat of Florida, joined all the Republicans in voting no.


I have nothing to say about Bill Nelson that is appropriate on a PG blog.

4 Comments:

At 11:54 PM, Blogger Paddy said...

Traitor, fucker, wanker.

 
At 5:15 PM, Anonymous Nina said...

NO NO NO NO NO!!! WAR CRIMINALS!!! TORTURE IS ANTI-AMERICAN AND WE MUST GET EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THESE TWISTED PEOPLE OUT OF OUR CONGRESS AND EXECUTIVE!

US Tactics = War Crimes May 30th, 2007
The Gestapos Methods of Interrogation
http://deadissue.com/archives/2007/05/30/us-interrogation-tactics-war-crimes/Interrogation

"The use of a form of torture known as waterboarding to gain information is a "no-brainer", US vice-president, Dick Cheney, told a radio interviewer . . ."
http://www.guardian.co.uk/guantanamo/story/0,,1933317,00.html
Shadow-prezident dicK should demonstrate how harmless waterboarding is in front of Congress the day before we JAIL HIM. Here is what waterboarding it looks like:
http://www.davidcorn.com/archives/2006/09/this_is_what_wa.php

Godz Bless Our Glorious Constitution and Help Us Fight to Take It Back!

 
At 2:42 PM, Anonymous lurkerfan said...

" The amendment failed when Senator Bill Nelson, Democrat of Florida, joined all the Republicans in voting no."

As a Floridian, a progressive Democrat and most important, a moral human being, reading the sentence above makes me positively ill. I wrote Sen. Nelson a letter telling him that this vote makes me feel deeply ashamed of my senator, my party and my state. I cannot imagine what motivated him to take such a stand.

Any ideas?

 
At 8:29 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, I have an idea. He finally made a right decision and voted for the security and safety for Americans from people who want to kill us.

We can be smart, or studip and wait for the inevitable suicide bombers to take to our streets and home towns.

 

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