October 19, 2006

Compromise reached in crafting of torture legislation

Posted in political satire at 12:16 am by thewashingtonbeltsider

by Paula Berrer

The White House and the Seante crafted a compromise bill in the heated and much disputed legislative protecting the use of harsh negotiation techniques in interrogating enemies in the war on terror.  From this point, enemy combatants will be more globally defined to mean “anyone suspected of terrorist activity,” and harsh interrogation will be defined as “anything at all whatsoever.”  Reluctant advocates of Geneva protections for prisoners like Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC), John McCain (R-AZ) and John Warner (R-VA), had insisted on limiting the stripping of Habeus Corpus rights, and the use of interrogation techniques that it considered did not meet the Geneva standards, but ultimately agreed to the compromise legislation, wherein the administartion agreed to drop the word “harsh” before the word “interrogation” in the final document.

The bill is expected to be signed into law immediately after review and debate of the bill by the House of Representatives today over lunch.

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