Thursday, July 28, 2005

A bizarre display of priorities

The Republican leadership apparently pulled the entire defense spending bill rather than allow some anti-torture amendments to be discussed.
In the face of a series of amendments by Republican Senators McCain, Warner and Graham that would have instituted new rules against torture, as well as other Republican-backed attempts to strengthen veterans benefits and delay base closures until after the Iraq War, Bill Frist has simply pulled the entire $450 billion defense bill from the Senate floor. Funding the troops now won't be reconsidered until after the summer recess.
Because being against torture is anti-American! oh, no, wait...

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