There is a lot of convenient misinformation about this issue that needs to be put to rest.  This law does not, in any way, condone torture - far from it.  What it does is simply codify the CIA interrogation program, which has been effective in keeping Americans safe, while adhering to the guidelines of the Geneva Convention.  What I find disturbing is that so many Democrats voted against this important legislation.

Nancy Pelosi, who wants to be the next Speaker of the House, along with 159 of her colleagues voted against tough interrogation techniques and in favor of pampering terrorists like Khalid Sheik Mohammad, who coordinated the September 11th attacks.  It is truly disheartening to watch Democrats put partisan politics above the safety of our own citizens.  I'm glad the GOP led Congress held firm and did what it takes to protect America first and terrorists last.