It’s good that President Bush finally decided to back Sen. John McCain’s legislation banning torture â€” though Bush didn’t really have much choice. Was he really going to make the first veto of his presidency on a bill outlawing cruel and inhuman treatment of prisoners? And even if he did, there were more than enough votes to override it. As McCain said Thursday at a White House press conference with Bush: “We’ve sent a message to the world that the United States is not like the terrorists. What we are is a nation that upholds values and standards of behavior and treatment of all people no matter how evil or bad they are.”
Posted by Phillip Brownlee
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