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Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Here We Go Again

New Abuse Allegations coming from Iraq and Afghanistan...

The U.S. Army has launched a criminal investigation into new allegations of serious prisoner abuse in Iraq and Afghanistan made by a decorated former Captain in the Army's 82nd Airborne Division, an Army spokesman has confirmed to TIME.

McCain wants to put into law a provision that we always abide by the Geneva Convention. Bush threatens to veto it...

McCain noted too that he wanted prohibitions against torture underscored in the Army Field Manual, which he said "is the document that the Army goes by and the military goes by when in the process of interrogation and treatment of prisoners." Told that the White House was opposed to such an amendment and that the president might veto the bill if the amendment were included, McCain said he was unsure whether there were enough votes in the Senate to override it.

God Bless America.

(and a tip of the hat to Metafilter.com)
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