Presidential News Conference

President Bush held a press conference in the Rose Garden. He spoke to reporters and answered questions about several… read more

President Bush held a press conference in the Rose Garden. He spoke to reporters and answered questions about several issues. Most questions focused on efforts to combat terrorism and proposed legislation to establish military commissions to try accused terrorists, as well as methods of interrogating detained prisoners suspected of terrorist activities. Raising his voice and gesturing sharply, he warned defiant Republican senators that he would close down a CIA interrogation program that he credited with thwarting terrorist attacks. He specifically criticized legislation passed by a Senate panel the previous day intended to conform U.S. detainee practices with the Geneva Conventions, insisting on legislation more specifically defining banned interrogation methods so that intelligence officers would not worry about being charged with war crimes. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Program ID:
194320-1
Category:
White House Event
Format:
News Conference
Location:
Rose Garden, White House, Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Sep 15, 2006
Last Aired:
Sep 16, 2006

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  • Sep 15, 2006 | 11:15am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Sep 15, 2006 | 3:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Sep 15, 2006 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Sep 16, 2006 | 12:05am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Sep 16, 2006 | 6:00am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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