The U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation to bar CIA agents from using waterboarding during the questioning of suspected terrorists, drawing a veto threat from President George W. Bush.
. . . The legislation approved by the House today would require that all U.S. spy agencies follow the Army Field Manual’s interrogation standard, which doesn’t authorize waterboarding or other harsh techniques.
To become law, the legislation approved today would have to be approved by the Senate, which hasn’t scheduled a vote, and be signed by Bush, who has stated his opposition.
Defying a White House veto threat, the U.S. House of Representatives voted on Thursday to outlaw harsh interrogation methods, such as simulated drowning, that the CIA has used against suspected terrorists.
On a largely party line vote of 222-199, the Democratic-led House approved a measure to require intelligence agents to comply with the Army Field Manual, which bans torture in compliance with the Geneva Conventions on the treatment of prisoners of war.
Meanwhile, FOX News: Waterboarding: It’s a Good Thing,
We’ve heard a lot about waterboarding lately — but only from people who never have anything nice to say about our country anyway.