I don’t know why it still surprises me but it does. Bush vetoed a bill that would have outlawed waterboarding by Feds like the CIA.
I don’t know what part of this troubles me most. the contenders for most troubling are:
“We have no higher responsibility than stopping terrorist attacks,” he added. “And this is no time for Congress to abandon practices that have a proven track record of keeping America safe.”
Actually, torture has been empirically shown not to be effective. People say whatever you want them to say when they are being tortured which more often leads to bad information than good.
The next nominee for most troubling is:
Democrats, who supported the legislation as part of a larger bill that authorized a vast array of intelligence programs, criticized the veto sharply, but they do not have the votes to override it.
We cannot convince 60 Congresspeople that torture should be outlawed? I can’t believe this is where we are politically in this country.