Thursday, November 04, 2010

"Damn Right" W. Approved Waterboarding

CBS News reported:

In his book, titled "Decision Points," President George W. Bush recounts being asked by the CIA whether it could proceed with waterboarding Mohammed, who Bush said was suspected of knowing about still-pending terrorist plots against the United States. Bush writes that his reply was "Damn right" and states that he would make the same decision again to save lives. 

"I was a big supporter of waterboarding," Vice President Richard B. Cheney acknowledged in a television interview in February. . .

How will President Obama respond, given his 2009 stance?  The DailyMail reported:

America lost its ‘moral bearings’ over its torture of terrorist suspects, President Obama said last night.  He also left the door open for possible prosecutions of Bush administration lawyers who approved tough interrogation methods such as waterboarding.

Mr Obama conceded that an inquiry might be necessary, despite earlier assurances that those responsible for ordering and carrying out the torture techniques would not be punished. 

No inquiry is necessary.  Order the Justice Department to buy Bush's book and look at the Cheney tape.  The next loss of moral bearings will be Obama's free pass to W. and Shooter.

Update 2-7-11:  Human Rights Groups prepared a preliminary indictment  for President George W. Bush.  Bush canceled his trip to Switzerland to avoid indictment, preventing a Tony Blair like scene.

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