It's not just the conservative backlash against Harriet Miers or the public's disapproval of how Hurricane Katrina was handled. In a 90 - 9 vote, the Senate, going against the White House, voted to set new limits on interrogatin detainees in Iraq and elsewhere.
"Forty-six Republicans joined 43 Democrats and one independent in voting to define and limit interrogation techniques that U.S. troops may use against terrorism suspects, the latest sign that alarm over treatment of prisoners in the Middle East and at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, is widespread in both parties. The White House had fought to prevent the restrictions, with Vice President Cheney visiting key Republicans in July and a spokesman yesterday repeating President Bush's threat to veto the larger bill that the language is now attached to -- a $440 billion military spending measure."
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- Jean Chen