Torture is A-OK for these Senators
Yesterday the GOP-controlled Senate voted 90-9 to back John McCain’s amendment to the $440 billion 2006 Pentagon authorization bill that would prohibit the use of “cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment” against anyone in U.S. government custody, regardless of where they are held.
That’s a slam dunk vote, wouldn’t you think, even as it is a slap in the face of the Chimperor. Apparently nine GOP clowns have a problem with disallowing torture…
“Uncle Pork” Ted Stevens – Alaska
Wayne “Marriage Protection” Allard – Colorado; Kit Bond – Missouri
Tom “Dr. Mengele” Coburn – Oklahoma; Thad Cochran – Mississippi
Pat Roberts – Kansas; Jeff “Lynch ’em” Sessions – Alabama.
The latter brainiac was quoted as saying: “We do not have … systematic abuse of prisoners going on by our United States military.”
OK, never mind this.
I’m sure they are simply in line with our Attorney General on the matter.