Sunday, July 24, 2005

No Analysis Necessary

So the administration is letting out the word -- and Darth Cheney is working in the background to send the messsage -- that President Bush will veto the 2006 Pentagon authorization bill if it includes an amendment, being prepared by Republican senators John McCain, Lindsey Graham and John Warner, that would:
  • Bar the military from hiding prisoners from the Red Cross
  • Prohibit cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment of detainees
  • Use only interrogation techniques authorized in a U.S. Army field manual
That the administration would oppose these three provisions says it all. No further analysis is necessary.