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Wednesday, October 26, 2005

"Cheney Leads White House Fight Against Torture Ban"

No surprise there, but note this little nugget of irony...
Congressional negotiators are feeling heat from the White House and constituents as they consider whether to back a Senate-approved ban on torturing detainees in U.S. custody or weaken the prohibition, as the White House prefers. Led by Vice President Dick Cheney, the administration is floating a proposal that would allow the president to exempt covert agents outside the Defense Department from the ban.

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