If George doesn't condone the use of torture
, why would he veto an amendment that would prohibit the use of "cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or punishment" on the detainees?
The Bush administration pledged [Thursday] to veto legislation banning the torture of prisoners by US troops after an overwhelming and almost unprecedented revolt by loyalist congressmen. The mutiny was the latest setback for an administration facing an increasingly independent and bloody-minded legislature. But it also marked a key moment in Congress's campaign to curtail the huge powers it has granted the White House since 2001 in its war against terrorism. The late-night Senate vote saw the measure forbidding torture passed by 90 to nine, with most Republicans backing the measure.
The amendment was attached to the $440 billion defense-spending bill and if Mr. Bush vetoes the amendment, he would have to veto the entire bill.
One could only conclude that George supports the use of torture more than he supports our troops... Un-fucking-believable.