The Senate this week passed John McCain’s Senate Amendment 1977 containing language enforcing anti-torture rules duplicated from standard military code (the bill here). This is a decades-old standard has now been officially endorsed by the Senate… by a 90-9 vote.
Here’s the senators who voted against the bill — the senators who are supporting torture:
Add to that your president, George W. Bush, who has threatened to veto the bill if it includes the McCain amendment. Bush hasn’t vetoed a single bill — ever. So the president of the United States is now in the business of endorsing cruel and inhumane treatment of detainees. Isn’t this one of the reasons we ousted Saddam? Didn’t the president on Thursday blast evildoers for doing the same thing?
We can only hope that Congress will override this veto — for the good of us all. The only thing Bush is accomplishing is the spawning of millions of future terrorists. Shame on him!