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The Bush administration pledged yesterday to veto legislation banning the torture of prisoners by US troops after an overwhelming and almost unprecedented revolt by loyalist congressmen
The man behind the legislation, Republican Senator John McCain, who was tortured as a prisoner in Vietnam, said the move was backed by American soldiers. His amendment would prohibit the "cruel, inhumane or degrading" treatment of prisoners in the custody of America's defence department
Originally posted by CindyfromFlorida
I guess we all can see that the reason the photos won't be released is because of the reaction of the American people, not the terrorists, because if he was concerned about agitating Al Quaeda he wouldn't be willing to veto legislation to stop the torture. If the American people had to face a graphic display of what is going on, they would either be too ashamed or too horrified to support the Bush regime. How can this be excused? What comes around goes around Georgie Boy!
Originally posted by Seekerof
In war, to make concessions is to give the enemy the upper-hand, an advantage.
Baghdad - US-led forces have bombed eight bridges on the Euphrates River in western Iraq to stop insurgents using them, US military spokesperson Major General Rick Lynch said Thursday.
Originally posted by BigTrain
This bill is nothing but a slap in the face to the military and a mask to the world trying to say how loving we are and all this, dont make the arabs mad crap. Why does everybody all of a sudden want to be such a nice guy, or perceive to be such. You think this bill, even if passed would make any difference on reality? If we had captured some arab scum and he knew the whereabouts of a nuc in our country, ill dam gaurentee that hes tortured til his heart stops. If you think its better to spare one enemy than 50,000 americans, your a traitor, period.
Originally posted by Luxifero
Regarding of Seekerofs comments which always seem to be beclouded in a heavy patriotic inneundo; maybe he can't discern between torture for relevent information, and the torture prisoners recieved at Abu Graihb?