Thur Oct 6 2005
Bush: don’t ban cruel treatment
Pro-Bush Washington Times didn't put the story on its website. The Washington Post's story began "Senate Supports Interrogation Limits. 90-9 Vote on the Treatment of Detainees Is a Bipartisan Rebuff of the White House." USA Today's big headline is "Bush to take on war critics" and a couple of notches down is "Senate bill would impose restrictions on treatment of prisoners". An Associated Press story includes this: "The rebuke by members of the president's own party shows how reluctant some lawmakers are to give him unchecked wartime power as the conflict in Iraq drags on and U.S. casualties mount." The Boston Globe story was headlined "Senate supports setting interrogation limits". FoxNews.com did not run the story above the website fold. CNN.com ran a small-type headline well below its lead head "Bush to give major speech on war against terrorism".
Bush takes on Iraq war critics today
Begin 9:08 a.m. -- my contemporaneous notes on his speech: