But, as The New York Times reported on January 13, "in intense, closed-door negotiations . . . four senior members from the House and Senate deleted the restrictions from the final bill after the White House expressed opposition."
Condoleezza Rice had strongly opposed those restrictions on torture because they gave "legal protection to foreign prisoners to which they are not now entitled under applicable law and policy" by the Bush administration.
photo: Helene C. Stikkel/U.S. Department of Defense