Friday, January 06, 2006

3 GOP Senators Blast Bush Bid to Bypass Torture Ban

Is McCain bidding to be the next President already or do Republicans actually oppose torture?

3 GOP Senators Blast Bush Bid to Bypass Torture Ban: "3 GOP Senators Blast Bush Bid to Bypass Torture Ban
Reject assertion he has right to waive rules to protect US security
by Charlie Savage

WASHINGTON -- Three key Republican senators yesterday condemned President Bush's assertion that his powers as commander in chief give him the authority to bypass a new law restricting the use of torture when interrogating detainees.

John W. Warner Jr., a Virginia Republican who chairs the Senate Armed Services Committee, and Senator John McCain, an Arizona Republican, issued a joint statement rejecting Bush's assertion that he can waive the restrictions on the use of cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment against detainees to protect national security."

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