Administration Wants CIA Exemption on Torture Bill The Senate recently approved a defense bill that would ban American forces from the use of torture. The White House -- concerned about their ability to fight the war on terror -- has threatened to veto the bill, unless language is added that would exempt the CIA from the ban.
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Administration Wants CIA Exemption on Torture Bill

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Administration Wants CIA Exemption on Torture Bill

Administration Wants CIA Exemption on Torture Bill

Administration Wants CIA Exemption on Torture Bill

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The Senate recently approved a defense bill that would ban American forces from the use of torture. The White House — concerned about their ability to fight the war on terror — has threatened to veto the bill, unless language is added that would exempt the CIA from the ban.

Guests:

Michael Hirsh, senior editor for Newsweek magazine

Gen. Joseph Hoar, former commander-in-chief, U.S. Central Command.