I am linking here to several articles articulating that agreement has been reached by the White House and Senator McCain on the issue of torture and prisoners of war. President Bush and Senator McCain agreed collectively that this should be the law of the land for America and our military. Read article here.
The House agreed to the bill, HR 2863 by a vote of 308 to 122. Some of those 122 votes against the measure included 8 Members of Georgia’s illustrious Congressional Delegation. John Linder, Nathan Deal, Phil Gingrey, Jack Kingston, Lynn Westmoreland, Charlie Norwood, Jim Marshall, and Tom Price voted against this measure. That is a shame and I hope that there disrespect for the principles of this country are remembered.
The US Senate had previously voted in favor of Senator McCain’s bill by a vote of 90 (IN FAVOR) to 9 (AGAINST). THANK GOODNESS FOR SENATORS CHAMBLISS AND ISAKSON WHO BOTH VOTED IN FAVOR OF THIS BILL! Read the article from the Washington Post here.