Monday, March 10, 2008

What Congress Could Do About the Bush Veto (But Won't)

A view about what Congress can do in the face of the president's veto was expressed by the CCR'S Ratner. He told IPS that Congress "does not need a veto-proof two-thirds majority to cut funds off from any U.S. agency, e.g., the CIA that engages in practices not authorized by the Army Field Manual. It simply does not need to fund torture – 51 votes are enough to end funding in the Senate or a similar bare majority in the House."

"The charade of a Democratic Congress blaming Bush alone for the torture program is just that – a charade," he added.

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