The House approved an intelligence bill Thursday that would prohibit the CIA from using waterboarding, mock executions and other harsh interrogation methods.This bears repeating:
The 222-199 vote sent the measure to the Senate, which still must act before it can go to President Bush. The White House has threatened a veto.
The administration particularly opposes restricting the CIA to interrogation methods approved by the military in 2006. That document prohibits forcing detainees to be naked, perform sexual acts, or pose in a sexual manner; placing hoods or sacks over detainees' heads or duct tape over their eyes; beating, shocking, or burning detainees; threatening them with military dogs; exposing them to extreme heat or cold; conducting mock executions; depriving them of food, water, or medical care; and waterboarding.
George W. Bush is in favor of forcing detainees to be naked. George W. Bush is in favor of forcing detainees to perform sexual acts.
There can be no mistake: The President of the United States is PRO TORTURE.
George W. Bush is in favor of forcing detainees to pose in a sexual manner. George W. Bush is in favor of placing hoods or sacks over detainees' heads. George W. Bush is in favor of placing duct tape over detainees' eyes. George W. Bush is in favor of beating, shocking, or burning detainees. George W. Bush is in favor of threatening detainees with military dogs, George W. Bush is in favor of exposing detainees to extreme heat or cold. George W. Bush is in favor of conducting mock executions. George W. Bush is in favor of depriving detainees of food, water, or medical care. George W. Bush is in favor of waterboarding.
Impeach the bastard now before we have no reputation left (if it isn't too late already).
By the way: "Military Leaders: Ignore Bush Veto Threat, Ban Waterboarding"
So, not only is Bush PRO TORTURE, he's also AGAINST the troops.
Thirty retired admirals and generals have penned a letter to key Democrats, urging them to defy President Bush's veto threats and pass legislation requiring U.S intelligence agents to follow strict standards for detainee treatment.
"We believe it is vital to the safety of our men and women in uniform that the United States not sanction the use of interrogation methods it would find unacceptable if inflicted by the enemy against captured Americans," the military officials write. "That principle, embedded in the Army Field Manual, has guided generations of American military personnel in combat. The current situation, in which the military operates under one set of interrogation rules that are public and the CIA operates under a separate, secret set of rules, is unwise and impractical."