Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Powell Supports Anti-Torture Amendment

Senator McCain just took to the Senate floor and read a letter he received today from former Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Colin Powell. In the letter, Powell wrote that he "fully supports" McCain's amendments, and said that he aligns himself with an earlier letter written by other former top military officials in support of that provision. "Our troops needs to hear from Congress," Powell continued, and following passage of this amendment, "the world will note that America is making a clear statement" that events similar to those that happened at Abu Ghraib or Gitmo will never stain America's reputation again.



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