There Is Hope
The White House - in a move that shocks even me - threatened to veto the bill if that amendment were attached. This administration has not vetoed ANY bills up until now....but it threatens the veto to protect its right to torture. Unbelievable.
Here's the good part. In a big "up yours" to the torture crowd, the Senate approved the amendment 90-9. This gives me hope. Ninety senators means a whole lot of Republicans standing up to their leader. It's not always about blind partisanship. Sometimes, even in modern Washington, politicians can look beyond their narrow partisan interests and work together to prevent America from sliding into the moral abyss.
Go, U.S. Senate!
[2 posts in one day. Wow. Well, actually I guess it's tomorrow.]