Bush signs terrorist prosecution bill

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
October 17, 2006 06:58

 
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US President George W. Bush is signing a law that sets tough standards for interrogation and prosecution of terror suspects, a major White House victory that demonstrates Bush still has the political power to set the rules of war even as Iraq clouds his presidency. Bush's plan becomes law just six weeks after he acknowledged that the CIA had been secretly interrogating suspected terrorists overseas and pressed Congress to quickly give authority to try them in military commissions. White House press secretary Tony Snow said that after Bush signs the legislation Tuesday, the government will immediately begin moving toward the goal of prosecuting some of the high-value suspects being held at the US detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. He expected it would take a month or two to get "things moving toward a trial phase."

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