Thursday, December 15, 2005

House Endorses Torture Ban

Doing what most think is obvious, and standing with McCain (R-Az) against the White House, the house approved the specific language that Sen. McCain has gotten passed in the Senate.

Washington -- The House gave strong support Wednesday to a measure that would ban torture and limit interrogation tactics in U.S. detention facilities, agreeing with senators that Congress needs to set uniform guidelines for the treatment of prisoners in the war on terror.

On a 308-122 vote, members of the House supported specific language proposed by Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., that prohibits "cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment" of anyone in the custody of the U.S. government.

What is amazing is that 122 people could actually vote against a proposal that just demands that we act human. It is note worthy that of the 122 who voted against this, 121 were republicans.



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