September 12, 2006

THANK YOU, SIR, MAY WE HAVE ANOTHER?:

White House Gains Concessions in Senate Measure on Tribunals (R. Jeffrey Smith, 9/12/06, Washington Post)

The Bush administration has won concessions from key Senate Republicans in proposed legislation on standards for detainee treatment and the rules for military trials of terrorism suspects, although some disagreements persist between the lawmakers and the White House, Senate sources said yesterday. [...]

In a sign that Congress is nonetheless preparing to act quickly to establish "military commissions," as the trials are known, and provide other legal relief sought by the administration, the Senate trio at odds with the White House circulated a revised bill yesterday containing their concessions.

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John W. Warner (R-Va.), Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) last week had circulated a draft that diverged more sharply from the White House's version. But President Bush's speech on the plan Wednesday, when he announced his intention to put 14 key terrorism suspects on trial, has made Senate Republicans more wary of bucking the White House.

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 12, 2006 8:13 AM
Comments

In November, the fools will be even more wary.

Posted by: erp at September 12, 2006 11:03 AM
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