Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Cheney Plan Exempts CIA From Bill Barring Abuse of Detainees

Is he really just plain evil?: "The Bush administration has proposed exempting employees of the Central Intelligence Agency from a legislative measure endorsed earlier this month by 90 members of the Senate that would bar cruel and degrading treatment of any prisoners in U.S. custody.

The proposal, which two sources said Vice President Cheney handed last Thursday to Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) in the company of CIA Director Porter J. Goss, states that the measure barring inhumane treatment shall not apply to counterterrorism operations conducted abroad or to operations conducted by 'an element of the United States government' other than the Defense Department."


At 10:05 PM, Blogger mikevotes said...

Yeah, there are alot of stories that are getting dropped right now because of all the Plame focus.(And yes, I plead double super secret guilty.) But there's a couple that are really important. This torture story. The 2,000th Iraq death which would be getting a prime space.

And this one I'm going to do tomorrow morning. Watching the Astros so I can't do it now. The Bush admin has backed off the nuclear bunker buster and are going instead back to conventional munitions. Huge deal.




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