Monday, December 19, 2005

Senate Accused of Permitting Use of Evidence Obtained Through Torture

"Here in the United States human rights attorneys are criticizing the Senate for voting Friday to strip detainees at Guatanamo Bay of basic legal rights and to allow the government to use evidence in court that has been obtained through abuse at Guantanamo. According to Human Rights Watch this marks the first time in U.S. history that Congress has effectively permitted the use of evidence obtained through torture. The legislation known as the Graham-Levin amendment was approved just a day after the Senate approved a different amendment put forward by Senator John McCain which was supposed to ban the use of torture."

3 Thoughts:

Blogger Demotiki said...

McCain is now claiming that we can still torture suspect if "they are suspected of having information about an attack." That's a big enough loop-hole to drive a truck through. What's next, a "faith-based" torture ammendment?

Monday, December 19, 2005 2:17:00 PM  
Blogger Doug said...

According to David Brooks on NewsHour, Bush and McCain are now "friends."

Cross McCain off the list.

Monday, December 19, 2005 3:14:00 PM  
Blogger Demotiki said...

McCain was one of the biggests proponents of "pre-emtive war" prior to Iraq and lobbied hard to get Bush to go in. He is also far right on a number of domestic issues. People tend to forget that he's a Republican because of his rosy image in the press, but he's an extremist just like the rest of them.

Tuesday, December 20, 2005 8:08:00 AM  

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