October 8, 2005
Last week, the Senate led by Sen. John McCain 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 9 vote, the Senate tacked the demand on to to a $440 billion 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.
We can’t condone and legislatively approve torture. The Japanese and Germans ran the inhumane prisoner of war camps in the WWII – not the U.S. It was the Vietnamese that tortured U.S. prisoners during the Vietnam War – not us.
Let’s remain the good guys.