It wasn’t all doom-and-gloom this week in Washington. Yesterday the U.S. Senate passed a bill to require the CIA to use the Army Field Manual as its guide on interrogations, effectively banning waterboarding. Senator Casey voted for the bill, Senators Specter and McCain- a victim of torture at the hands of the North Vietnamese- voted against it, and Senators Clinton and Obama did not vote.
The bill passed, 51-45, but faces a veto threat from the Emperor, errr, the President.
Wait, wait, for the last year, I could have sworn it takes 60 votes to pass a bill in the Senate. (/snark)
Andy in Harrisburg