February 25, 2010

THE WASHINGTON GENERALS MAY WIN MORE OFTEN THAN CONGRESSIONAL DEMOCRATS:

Intel bill pulled over controversial added interrogation provision (Susan Crabtree, 02/25/10, The Hill)

A controversial bill that would have levied criminal punishments on intelligence officers for harsh interrogations was pulled Thursday evening. [...]

Democrats inserted an 11-page addition into the bill late Wednesday night as the House Rules Committee considered the legislation.

The provision, previously not vetted in committee, applied to “any officer or employee of the intelligence community” who during interrogations engages in beatings, infliction of pain or forced sexual acts. The bill said the acts covered by the provision would include inducing hypothermia, conducting mock executions or “depriving the [detainee] of necessary food, water, sleep, or medical care.”

Posted by Orrin Judd at February 25, 2010 8:56 PM
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