White House backs down on torture/detainee bill
AP: White House to revise terror proposal
Reuters: White House offers revised CIA interrogation plan
I think that in the end, everything will be negotiable from the White House side except retroactive immunity against the War Crimes Act of 1996. (longer post.)
Let's keep in mind the "ticking clock" against the Bush administration that Johnathan Turley spoke about on Olberman last Friday. (video of segment.)
Within the next week or so, Khalid Sheik Muhammed and the rest who were recently transferred to Guantanamo will get their first Red Cross visit in years, and once they officially report torture, that war crimes ball starts rolling.
So, no matter what arrangements are made in legislation going forward, the White House dealbreaker will always be the immunity issue. From their point of view, I think they will trade anything to avoid that legal jeopardy.
This White House has spoken of its legacy earlier and more often than any in recent memory, and I'm quite sure that they don't want to go down as the administration tried for war crimes.