No More Torture

Thankfully Congress has woken up to the fact that our interrogation policies have been unclear and that they’re hurting opinions of us around the world. Torture doesn’t work anyway since the person being tortured will just tell you want you want to hear.

In a sharp bipartisan rebuff to President George Bush, Republican and Democratic senators alike defied intense White House pressure to insist on clear limits on interrogation techniques on suspected terrorists and other detainees in US military prisons.

By a 90 to nine vote, the Senate tacked the demand on to to a $440bn Pentagon spending measure, despite a personal lobbying effort by Vice- President Dick Cheney, and a threat by the White House to veto the bill if it still contained the restrictions.

Has President Bush vetoed a bill yet?