Republicans uphold Bush veto of anti-torture bill

U.S. President George W. Bush's fellow Republicans in Congress on Tuesday upheld his veto of a bill to ban the CIA from subjecting enemy detainees to interrogation methods denounced by critics as torture.

//www.reuters.com/article/latestCrisis/idUSN11636309



How They Voted: Torture Bill

The 225-188 roll call Tuesday by which the House failed to override President Bush's veto of a bill that would have prohibited the CIA from using waterboarding and other harsh interrogation techniques on terrorist suspects.

//www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/03/11/ap/congress/main3927680.shtml



Hypocrisy On Display

US slams rights record in Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal

Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal have come in for criticism for human rights violations in a new US report.

//tinyurl.com/2x26ev



U.S. Human Rights Report

Highlights from the Bush administration's annual report on human rights conditions around the world.

//tinyurl.com/23r6mr



Canada: Votes that condone torture

Later this week, our two leading political parties are expected to join forces and commit Canada to another three years of military intervention in support of the Afghan government - which we know practises torture.

//www.thestar.com/comment/article/331937


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