Bush alters rules for CIA interrogations

By KATHERINE SHRADER,
Associated Press Writer 2 hours, 12 minutes ago
Current time 8:51 p.m. July 20, 2007 
 
 

WASHINGTON – President Bush breathed new life into the CIA’s terror interrogation program Friday in an executive order that would allow harsh questioning of suspects, limited in public only by a vaguely worded ban on cruel and inhuman treatment.

The order bars some practices such as sexual abuse, part of an effort to quell international criticism of some of the CIA’s most sensitive and debated work. It does not say what practices would be allowed. More…

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