Thursday, September 21, 2006

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President Bush and John McCain reached consensus today on the military tribunals:

“The agreement that we’ve entered into gives the president the tools he needs to continue to fight the war on terror and bring these evil people to justice,” said Sen. John McCain of Arizona, one of three rebellious GOP lawmakers who told Bush he couldn’t have the legislation the way he initially asked for it.

Below is the from the President's statement.

"I want to thank the members of the United States Senate for working with my administration to meet our top legislative priority, and that is a law that will help us crack the terror network and to save American lives.

I had a single test for the pending legislation, and that's this: Would the CIA operators tell me whether they could go forward with the program, that is a program to question detainees to be able to get information to protect the American people. I'm pleased to say that this agreement preserves the most single -- most potent tool we have in protecting America and foiling terrorist attacks"

5 Comments:

Blogger murphy said...

Cooler,

Any details about the differences between Bush's former legislation, McCain's amendment, and this new compromise bill?

Is this a compromise in the sense that one of the two men is backing down for political expediency?

7:22 PM  
Blogger IOWACAUCUS2008 said...

McCain has been a thorn in the side of the GWB administration as often as he's been a supporter. He's not a good "team player", too bi-partisian. Had a lot of good things to say about John
"reporting for duty" Kerry
during the 2004 campaign. Member of the "gang of 14", etc....

11:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Too-bipartisan"

God forbid.

12:43 PM  
Blogger smartchick2008 said...

According to most press reports, the Senate caved. Thank goodness. Under their plan we would have been given the terrorists in Gitmo better treatment than what we give people in our domestic prisons...

4:49 PM  
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