Thursday, February 14, 2008

U.S. Senate does something right. Don't get used to it.

It wasn't all doom-and-gloom this week in Washington. Yesterday the U.S. Senate passed a bill to require the CIA to use the Army Field Manual as its guide on interrogations, effectively banning waterboarding. Senator Casey voted for the bill, Senators Specter and McCain- a victim of torture at the hands of the North Vietnamese- voted against it, and Senators Clinton and Obama did not vote.

The bill passed, 51-45, but faces a veto threat from the Emperor, errr, the President.

Wait, wait, for the last year, I could have sworn it takes 60 votes to pass a bill in the Senate. (/snark)

Andy in Harrisburg

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Anonymous Atheist Quotes said...

I don't understand why we're paying Obama and Clinton to be Senators WHILE they're running for President (or any of our presidential candidates). They don't seem to be doing their job, and if they're not being good senators, what would make them a good president?

This is important stuff, but I guess protecting human rights isn't as important as campaigning.

12:35 PM  

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