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Thursday, October 06, 2005

90 to 9

That was the vote in the Senate last night on an amendment to yet another $440 billion military spending bill which would require the military to stick to the manual when it comes to interrogation of prisoners--i.e., no more torture. Even catkiller Frist supported the amendment, defying the White House. AWol is actually threatening to VETO a military spending bill if it means he can no longer torture people. Let's hope he does--the amendment would probably save a couple of thousand people from horrible pain and degradation. Not having a military spending bill would save thousands more for pain, degradation, and death, and solve immediately the problem of how to pay for hurricane relief. It would also likely stop most of the torture.

Who were the neanderthal nine who voted for torture? Allard (R-CO), Bond (R-MO), Coburn (R-OK), Cochran (R-MS), Cornyn (R-TX), Inhofe (R-OK), Roberts (R-KS), Sessions (R-AL), Stevens (R-AK). Congratulations to Oklahoma for having TWO senators more insane than Mitch McConnell, Rick Santorum, Sam Brownback or Joe Lieberman. You must be very proud.

Don't forget--the Senate has yet to vote on the appropriations bill itself. I doubt if we can get it defeated, but a nice hefty no vote might at least show that progress is being made. Let your senators know--vote no on war.