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The Bush Administration has finally agreed to sign on to the McCain Amendment, banning cruel, inhumane, and degrading treatments of suspects in U.S. custody.

Do I believe it? No. But until there is evidence that we are back to our old ways, it’s an encouraging sign that the grip of the Rumsfeld-Cheney cabal is losing its power in the administration.

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Don Pogreba

Don Pogreba is a eighteen-year teacher of English, former debate coach, and loyal, if often sad, fan of the San Diego Padres and Portland Timbers. He spends far too many hours of his life working at school and on his small business, Big Sky Debate.

His work has appeared in Politico and Rewire.

In the past few years, travel has become a priority, whether it’s a road trip to some little town in Montana or a museum of culture in Ísafjörður, Iceland.

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  • Yeah.

    I think my temporary happiness was tempered almost immediately by the realization that it’s for show. It seems likely that Bush and the boys will just continue rendition programs and legal cover for American torture.

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