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Agreement Reached on McCain Torture Amendment

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Agreement Reached on McCain Torture Amendment

Politics

Agreement Reached on McCain Torture Amendment

Agreement Reached on McCain Torture Amendment

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The White House and Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) reach agreement on McCain's amendment that would ban torture of detainees in U.S. custody.

Guests:

Michael Hirsh, senior editor at Newsweek

Larry Johnson, former CIA analyst and a deputy director of the State Department for counterterrorism; CEO of Berg Associates

John Yoo, former lawyer with the Justice Department during President Bush's first term; currently a professor of law at the University of California-Berkeley

Tom Malinowski, Washington advocacy director for Human Rights Watch; former senior director at the National Security Council (1998-2001)