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skippy the bush kangaroo



Saturday, December 24, 2005

because, for republicans, the right to torture is too precious to sacrifice

a lone g.o.p. senator, unknown, holds up an intelligence bill - an unidentified republican senator has blocked the authorization bill that sets guidance for all intelligence spending, and the measure must now wait for congress to return next month from recess, congressional officials said friday. [snip]

the parliamentary "hold" was put on the intelligence authorization bill under senate rules that allow a single senator acting anonymously to delay action on legislation. it appeared to be intended to block amendments dealing with the detention and treatment of captured terror suspects and with intelligence on iraq. [snip]

the hold on the intelligence authorization bill was first reported in the washington post on friday. the hold scuttled a compromise negotiated with senator pat roberts of kansas, the senior republican on the senate intelligence committee, who agreed to include the amendments in a measure that was to be presented to the senate for unanimous consent.

even for the sake of national security.
posted by Pudentilla at 4:50 AM |

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