Let’s Go To The Videotape
Want another example of Mike’s thesis that Bush has lost his congressional mojo? Yesterday the House approved a measure sponsored by Rush Holt (D-NJ) to videotape all interrogations of detained enemy combatants. It’s an anti-torture maneuver that also strengthens both the rule of law (ensuring the fruits of interrogations are admissible in court) and intelligence collection (instant quality-control standard, and helpful for deriving lessons-learned), so naturally Bush opposed it.
From a Holt press release: