Wednesday, March 12, 2008

House fails to overturn Bush veto

The United States House of Representatives have got upheld a presidential veto of a measure that would have prevented the Central Intelligence Agency from using rough question methods.

The techniques include water-boarding, which oppositions state amounts to torture.

The 225-188 ballot in the Democratic-led House drop short of the two-thirds bulk required to turn over the veto.

President Saint George Tungsten Shrub said the statute law would have got got taken away one of the most valuable tools in the "war on terror."

The vetoed statute law would have limited the Central Intelligence Agency to using the 19 question methods approved in the Army field manual.


Water-boarding: prisoner jump to a board with feet raised, and cellophane wrapped unit of ammunition his head. Water is poured onto his human face and is said to bring forth a fearfulness of drowning

Cold cell: captive made to stand up bare in a cold, though not freezing, cell and doused with water

Standing: shackled captives stand up for 40 hours and more

Abdomen slap: a difficult smack to the tummy with an unfastened hand. This is designed to be painful but not to do injury

Source: Described to rudiment News by un-named Central Intelligence Agency agents in 2005

It would have got banned the Central Intelligence Agency from using not only water-boarding - which imitates drowning - but also centripetal want and other rough coercive techniques.

White House fourth estate secretary Danu Perino hailed the House vote, saying a successful turn over of the veto "would have got diminished the intelligence community's ability to protect our nation".

Earlier, Mister Shrub said the Central Intelligence Agency needed "specialised question procedures", although he did not advert water-boarding specifically.

The Central Intelligence Agency have admitted to using water-boarding on three people, including high-profile al-Qaeda detainee Khalid Sheik Mohammed.

However, it states it stopped using the technique in 2003.

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