Saturday, March 8, 2008

Can we move the election up?

clipped from

Bush to veto ban on waterboarding

Harsh tactics help fight terrorism, he says

Dan Eggen, Washington Post

Saturday, March 8, 2008

President Bush is to veto legislation Saturday meant to ban the CIA from using waterboarding and other harsh interrogation tactics and will argue that the agency needs to use tougher methods than the U.S. military to wrest information from terrorism suspects, administration officials said.

Bush's decision to veto an intelligence authorization bill that contains the waterboarding provision is the subject of his weekly presidential radio address, to be broadcast Saturday, the White House said.

"The bill would take away one of the most valuable tools on the war on terror: the CIA program to detain and question key terrorist leaders and operatives," White House spokesman Tony Fratto said Friday.

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1 comment:

Gene Hart said...

These days, in the politically charged atmosphere over Pres Bush, one assumes you are citing this story to jog hearts.

This, however, is a good move by Bush. In fighting an enemy, one needs to keep secrecy about one's potential moves, as to keep the enemy guessing. Whether or not a certain torture technique is to be used or not should not be public knowledge.