Compromise on Detainee Bill Leaves Much Unclear The deal on treatment and interrogation of terrorism suspects ends weeks of debate between the White House and three prominent Republicans, and all involved say they're satisfied. But legal experts are still parsing what the bill will actually do.

Compromise on Detainee Bill Leaves Much Unclear

Compromise on Detainee Bill Leaves Much Unclear

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Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-TN), Sen. John Warner (R-VA) and White House National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley at a news conference Friday. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-TN), Sen. John Warner (R-VA) and White House National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley at a news conference Friday.

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This week, the Senate and the Bush administration reached a compromise on a proposed bill covering the treatment and interrogation of terrorism suspects.

The deal ended weeks of debate between the White House and three prominent Republicans, and all involved say they're satisfied. But legal experts are still parsing what the bill will actually do, and there are many questions left unanswered.