Friday, September 15, 2006

President to Congress: Stop Being Candyass Lawyers

In a just concluded and sometimes animated news conference President Bush in essence handed Congress in general, and RINOs McCain, Graham, Collins, and Warner in particular, an ultimatum: either spell out clearly how CIA and military interrogators are to proceed in questioning terrorists, or the program will end.

"I'm asking Congress to pass a clear law with clear guidelines" for questioning captured terrorists, Bush told a news conference on Friday. Information derived from past questioning has disrupted terrorist strikes against the United States, he said.

Bush said he has one test for the legislation. "The intelligence community must be able to tell me that the bill Congress sends to my desk will allow this vital program (detainee interrogations) to continue. That's what I'm going to ask."