Thursday, February 14, 2008

Legislative Branch Passes Bill To Ban Torture (Bush Will Veto)

According to CBS news, Bush will veto the bill that passed through congress making it illegal for the CIA to water-board anyone and holding all government agencies to the US Army Field Manual.

The bill passed the Senate 51 to 45, which makes it unlikely to over ride the veto. Presidential candidate John McCain voted against the bill. So much for his anti-torture stance.

According to Sen. Charles Schumer "If the president vetoes the intelligence authorization, he will be voting in favor of waterboarding, plain and simple - no ands, ifs or buts."

Of course that should come as no surprise since the President recently admitting to authorizing the technique and even reserving the right to order water boarding in the future.

Where in the Constitution does it give the President the power to break our laws and torture people?... maybe it is in a signing statement....