posted on Sep, 15 2006 @ 12:42 PM
Fortunately, it looks like the Senate is getting is passing the bill but not the way the White House wants it.
has an article explaining what I mean.
GOP split as Senate panel bucks Bush on terror tribunals
POSTED: 10:16 a.m. EDT, September 15, 2006
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday voted 15-9 to recommend a bill -- over the objections of the Bush administration
-- that would authorize tribunals for terror suspects in a way that it says would protect suspects' rights.
The bill was backed by Republican Sens. John Warner of Virginia, chairman of the Armed Services Committee, Sen. John McCain of Arizona and Sen Lindsey
Graham of South Carolina.
It differs from the administration's proposal in two major ways: It would permit terror suspects to view classified evidence against them and does
not include a proposal that critics say reinterprets a Geneva Conventions rule that prohibits cruel and inhuman treatment of detainees.
So apparently the SJC(Senate Judiciary Committee) didnt not fall in step with the Administration on this one. The Bill will still be passed but
without the most major points that Bush wanted.
just a thought
Has the Senate finally felt threatened by the White House's long quest to absorb as much power as it can? The Administration is still trying to get
the senate to approve measures that the SC knocked down. They obviously have little regard for the other branches of this govt. This Administration
just doesnt get it...NO TORTURE
.... was that clear enough DC? Ever since McCain's Anti torture bill went through last dec. Bush came out a
week later with a signing statement basically telling his branch to take it as 'advisory'. He hasnt let up since. And even though we have bills and
laws and the GC.. it matters not to this Administration...they will not stop until torture is legal. The Senate and the Congress have helped hand this
president enormous power. So for them to stand up on this against Bush, is quite a statement indeed. Im just wondering about the real motives behind
such a move. Is it really for the 'rightious' reasoning they give in the article.. or is it more of a more indepth power game move(which plays
itself out on a constant basis in the beltway)?
Couple that with Powell's objections... and it definately becomes clear. The White House's unquenchable hunger has left its intentions bare.
But hey...who cares if the SC has already ruled against what bush is again proposing.. who cares if the Senate backs it... we have signing
statements.. and we are not afraid to use them...