Bu$hCo Yanks the Rug Out From Under McCain
The NY Times reports:
The Army has approved a new, classified set of interrogation methods that may complicate negotiations over legislation proposed by Senator John McCain to bar cruel and inhumane treatment of detainees in American custody, military officials said Tuesday.So, does anyone really believe that the Pentagon did this on their own? It's a slick little end run--transparent...but slick.
The techniques are included in a 10-page classified addendum to a new Army field manual that was forwarded this week to Stephen A. Cambone, the under secretary of defense for intelligence policy, for final approval, they said.
Guess I spoke too soon. Not only is the administration still in favor of torturing detainees, but now so is the Army, and if Bu$hCo can engineer that support in such a way that it will cause Sen. McCain maximum embarrassment, so much the better.
Thanks to Think Progress for the head's up.
Windspike at The Educational Whisper has done us the favor of transcribing Helen Thomas sticking it to Press Secretary McClellan over the exemption issue at today's White House press briefing. Great stuff.