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DireStrike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 03:55 PM
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Did mr bush sign the torture bill yet?
Edited on Mon Oct-09-06 03:55 PM by DireStrike
If not, why not? Does it usually take this long for the decider to decide to sign a bill? Or is he just on vacation again?
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endarkenment Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:05 PM
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1. Good question.
I thought there was going to be a big celebration. Perhaps they could have a live session from gitmo right after he inks the thing into law. Thmbscrews, waterboards, electrodes to the private parts, some dog torture, perhaps some excrement smearing, it could be quite the show, it might even turn things around for them.

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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:06 PM
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2. Isn't Congress adjourned?
Edited on Mon Oct-09-06 04:09 PM by Solly Mack
A bill becomes law if signed by the President or if not signed within 10 days and Congress is in session.
If Congress adjourns before the 10 days and the President has not signed the bill then it does not become law ("Pocket Veto.")

The bill passed both houses on Sept. 29 - I think it passed the House on the 27th and the Senate on the afternoon of the 29th

It's now October 9th

So safe money says he signed it before or on September 30th when Congress adjourned
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DireStrike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:29 PM
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4. So... where could I check and see if that happened?
You'd think somebody would report that... wonder what happened, torture fatigue?
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:37 PM
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5. I'm looking now...links enclosed
October 2006

http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2006/10 /

September 2006

http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2006/09 /



President Thanks Senate for Passage of Military Commissions Act of 2006

http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2006/09/2006092...


President Bush Appreciates House Passage of Military Commissions Act of 2006

http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2006/09/2006092...


I'm still looking but have found nothing that says he signed it...but that doesn't mean he didn't



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DireStrike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:48 PM
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9. It's just so odd...
I can't find anything on this. There was a lot of keen interest in this bill, why isn't the result being reported?
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:50 PM
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10. It is odd. Very. Either he signed it quietly
and without reporting he did....or...what???? I don't know

Still looking... lol

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endarkenment Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:07 PM
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3. So when it becomes law do Lynndie English and Charles Graner
walk? Or is the immunity card only for the bigwigs?
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dflprincess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:39 PM
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6. I thought there were some differences between the House and Senate version
of the bill. Doesn't it have to go to a conference committee then before it goes to the pResident? Did that happen?
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DireStrike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:45 PM
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7. " (Enrolled as Agreed to or Passed by Both House and Senate)[S.3930.ENR]"
http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c109:S.3930 :


3 . Military Commissions Act of 2006 (Enrolled as Agreed to or Passed by Both House and Senate)

Sounds like this one was agreed to by both...
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:47 PM
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8. That could be it...
Edited on Mon Oct-09-06 04:49 PM by Solly Mack
Thanks!!! I'll look at Thomas' now

Edit..just saw other post
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