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There is a proposal to add a provision to the defense appropriation bill
that would bar the U.S. military from engaging in "cruel, inhuman or
degrading treatment" of detainees. The president is being urged by
his staff to veto the
bill if he is not allowed to engage in torture at his sole discretion,
with the vice-president claiming it would usurp presidential
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If you think the president should not be prevented from authorizing
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pass legislation to stop torture of detainees, then vote "Yes".
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