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  •  Agreed. (8+ / 0-)

    I'm damn near speechless.  How can anyone who cares about the rule of law allow this provision to survive?

    •  Where do we find out who voted for it (6+ / 0-)

      in committee ?

          Steaming and trying to channel my outrage,
                      For Dan,
                      Heather

      Planning a March for Legal Accountability for Torture in Washington, DC, September 4th, 2010, the Saturday of Labour Day Weekend.

      by Chacounne on Thu May 27, 2010 at 02:40:29 PM PDT

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      •  Still looking... (5+ / 0-)

        I see this in the Charlie Savage piece in the NYTimes but there are no names listed:

        Democrats on the committee agreed to Mr. Miller’s proposal after several modifications. One change added the requirement of "reasonable suspicion" of wrongdoing before a lawyer would be investigated by the inspector general. Another enabled Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. and Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates to halt such an inquiry if it would interfere with a related criminal investigation.

        Like you, I'd really like to know which democrats supported this.

        The Republicans are coming...

        by dclawyer06 on Thu May 27, 2010 at 03:20:07 PM PDT

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        •  Thanks very much. (5+ / 0-)

          The problem isn't "reasonable suspicion", the problem is, of course, the definition of "interfere". Any lawsuits interfere to a greater or lesser extant with the operations at Gauntanamo.

           Standing with you for justice and accountability,
                          For Dan,
                          Heather

          Planning a March for Legal Accountability for Torture in Washington, DC, September 4th, 2010, the Saturday of Labour Day Weekend.

          by Chacounne on Thu May 27, 2010 at 03:30:38 PM PDT

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      •  Sorry, here ya go (4+ / 0-)

        It was added late last week, shortly before the House Armed Services Committee unanimously approved the legislation.

        They all voted for it, lol.
        All the democrats on the House Armed Services Committee.
        Or at least wanted it reported out of committee.
        Shameful.

        The Republicans are coming...

        by dclawyer06 on Thu May 27, 2010 at 03:48:46 PM PDT

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        •  Here's the list of Democrats (5+ / 0-)

          To me the most disappointing names on the list are:
          Joe Sestak and Rick Larsen (He was Dan's congressman), but there's plenty of shame to go around.

                Sigh !
                For Dan,
                Heather

          Democrats

          Ike Skelton, Missouri, Chairman

          John Spratt, South Carolina
           
          Solomon P. Ortiz, Texas

          Gene Taylor, Mississippi

          Silvestre Reyes, Texas

          Vic Snyder, Arkansas
           
          Adam Smith, Washington
           
          Loretta Sanchez, California
           
          Mike McIntyre, North Carolina

          Robert A. Brady, Pennsylvania

          Robert Andrews, New Jersey

          Susan A. Davis, California
           
          James R. Langevin, Rhode Island

          Rick Larsen, Washington
           
          Jim Cooper, Tennessee

          Jim Marshall, Georgia

          Madeleine Z. Bordallo, Guam

          Brad Ellsworth, Indiana

          Carol Shea-Porter, New Hampshire
           
          Joe Courtney, Connecticut

          David Loebsack, Iowa

          Joe Sestak, Pennsylvania

          Gabrielle Giffords, Arizona
           
          Niki Tsongas, Massachusetts
           
          Glenn Nye, Virginia
           
          Chellie Pingree, Maine
           
          Larry Kissell, North Carolina
           
          Martin Heinrich, New Mexico
           
          Frank M. Kratovil, Jr., Maryland
           
          Bobby Bright, Alabama
           
          Scott Murphy, NewYork
           
          William L. Owens, NewYork
           
          John Garamendi, California
           
          Mark Critz, Pennsylvania
           
          Leonard Boswell, Iowa
           
          Dan Boren, Oklahoma
           
          Hank Johnson, Georgia

          Planning a March for Legal Accountability for Torture in Washington, DC, September 4th, 2010, the Saturday of Labour Day Weekend.

          by Chacounne on Thu May 27, 2010 at 04:09:51 PM PDT

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          •  a lot of those names are no surprise , but Larsen (0+ / 0-)

            is my Rep. with his office 3 blocks away from where I live. I have been there a few times and now plan to pay another visit.
            This is just his Bellingham office but It will get to him. This is also where every Friday, in front of that Federal bldg.,people stand with their signs. One lady's sign said 'Rick Never saw military appropriations amendment he didn't like'. Most of the signs are about getting out of Afghanistan, even during the insurance reform Bill uproar.
            A couple of weeks ago I got a call about a group meeting that had a candidate they wanted to run against Larsen. There was a 'special speaker' coming and I asked her about his background, (because I didn't know if it was a Repug group or not), and she mentioned he had worked on the Dennis Kucinich campaign. It was all I needed to know, and I want to now know more about their group.
            (I had to be elsewhere that night, and had forgotten about it, until now.)

            without the ants the rainforest dies

            by aliasalias on Thu May 27, 2010 at 10:22:44 PM PDT

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    •  Need to ask Obama (6+ / 0-)

      It's his DOJ.

      Obama owns it now.

      When war profiteering ends America will start winning its wars again.

      by saildude on Thu May 27, 2010 at 03:13:31 PM PDT

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