Skip to comments.Bush says he approved waterboarding: report
Posted on 11/04/2010 6:41:38 AM PDT by Phlap
Former US president George W. Bush says in his new memoir he personally gave the go-ahead for CIA officers to waterboard self-confessed 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, according to Thursday's Washington Post.
"Damn right," Bush said when asked by the Central Intelligence Agency whether they should employ the coercive and controversial interrogation technique against the terror suspect, the Post reported, citing an unnamed person who has read the book.
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Thank you Mr. President.
Nice. Too bad Bush didn’t have every single detainee at Club Gitmo executed prior to his departure.
A President who loves his country and it’s citizens more than the enemy. God bless President Bush. A real man. A real LEADER.
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed sang, and lives where saved.
Good...we need to be upfront about it. We need to continue to apply it to these animal terrorists. George Bush took the fight to the enemy. Maybe not exactly or as hard as I would have, but he did so nonetheless, and they feared him and the military he commanded. Hopefully in 2012, we will return to those set of circumstances where we have a President who does the same after we (r)eject Obama.
“Khalid Sheikh Mohammed sang”
But what about all the pain and suffering they inflicted on this poor soul who is a victim of American anti-muslim imperialism and not responsible for his actions?
This is called personal responsibility and accountability. You do what you think is right and stand behind your decision.
One of the good things that he did.
A very complex man.
nancy knew and approved, a bit of water up her nose and she would fess up to it
Gotta love George. He’s got more cojones in his toe fuzz than the entire Obama family line posses in their genitals.
Amen. All this fuss made about waterboarding was ridiculous. Those people were not harmed. Our people were saved. When it was over, they still had their arms, eyes, and heads.
Bring it on Eric Holder.
I want to see how that works for the Baraqqis.
Now, if Bush had ordered to have panties put on his head, well that would have been a whole other kettle of fish.
Thank you and God Bless President bush.
For about the one millionth time, THANK YOU President Bush!!
Thank you for your love of this country and its people, Mr. President.
I so miss having a president with that kind of love. :^(
If only he had secured the border and enforced immigration laws with such zeal.
At which point, every single 9/11 SURVIVOR (ie., all of US) in America may bring a counter suit against WHOEVER is stupid enough to challenge the President’s (CIC) decisions in wartime. Why not do this on the grounds (if nothing else) that the prosecution is presenting a frivolous lawsuit against a President who was executing his DUTY!!!
We elect Presidents with the explicit understanding that they are capable of and have a duty to issue orders to protect America in wartime.
Exactly!!! To me there is no gray area, there are times when you HAVE to fight, to not has worse consequences.
Despite his many faults, there was never any doubt that Bush loved this country and knew the threat facing us was deadly serious and required action. Waterboarding was the right thing to do, and Bush knew it.
God bless him for his unabashed patriotism.
Well, I guess we know the lead, and only, topic to be covered by the drive-by’s when the book comes out.
“Some human rights experts told the Washington Post that Bush’s memoir acknowledgement could theoretically expose him to prosecution, as it is seen by legal experts as a crime”
and 9/11 loss of life and property wasnt? Holder and Barraqqi have intentionally opened the doors to the UN coming in here for just that purpose. Fishing for Bush.
Get those legal experts on KSM, and get the bugger stoned.
I really believe that the Dems used the troops as weapons against him to pass a lot of their agenda.
Who cares? The MSM have discredited themselves, there is no turning back for them. The only ones who care what they have to say is themselves.
A real leader would have defended our troops when they were attacked here at home. Instead GWB hid under the desk in the Oval Office, letting our military twisting in the wind with only Limbaugh, Hannity, and a few others to defend them.
What did I miss?
Evidently you missed the months of attacks on the servicemen in the Senate Chamber, and in the court room.
To name but one of dozens of incidents, and I’ve forgotten the Senators name, he has since (thankfully) died following surgery in a MILITARY hospital, but he attacked 5 Marines who had to spend months on jail and more than a year in court to defend their actions in Iraq. The final trial just ended with a not guilty verdict, same as the other four.
There was no defense from GWB. After willingly fighting in the war GWB authorized, he abandoned them to the enemy within, Liberals.
It was left to the military surgeon to extract justice from the Senator.
I just remembered the Senators name; Murtha.
What a shame you weren’t in the White House instead,
juggling everything he had on his plate, in time of
acute terror risks and war, in the face of the most
despicable, continuous congressional and media personal
attacks and presidential debasement in our lifetimes.
Golly gee .. we really missed out.
And I bet you feel SO much safer now .. right ?
For about the one millionth time, THANK YOU President Bush!!
DITTO and Amen!
DITTO and Amen
The Haditha marines. In fairness though, GWB could not have intervened because he’s in the chain of command. He couldn’t even speak publicly about the case.
Amen and AMEN!!
If algor had been President, how many more Americans would be dead? I thank God daily for His giving us President Bush in the hours when we needed strength, patriotism and character most.
How much of his time would have taken to speak out in support of the troops?
Chain of Command
By the Goldwater-Nichols DOD Reorganization Act of 1986, Congress clarified the command line to the combatant commanders and preserve civilian control of the military.
The Act states that the operational chain of command runs from the President to the Secretary of Defense to the combatant commanders.
The Act permits the President to direct that communications pass through CJCS. This authority places CJCS in the communications chain.
Further, the Act gives the Secretary of Defense wide latitude to assign the Chairman oversight responsibilities over the activities of the combatant commanders.
The effective use of the nation’s Armed Forces requires a unity of effort in the operation of diverse military resources. This goal is achieved through:
*strategic direction of the Armed Forces,
*operations under unified command,
*integration into an efficient team of land, naval, and air forces,
*prevention of unnecessary duplication of efforts or resources, coordination of operations, and
*effective combined operations
No President in my lifetime has been as honoring, supportive, compassionate, and devoted to our brave military as Pres. George W. Bush, and they highly honor and respect him back.
I don't want the war fought on my front yard.
Two things; 1.. You don’t know what the hell you’re talking about and 2.. If you were actually paying attention Murtha wasn’t a Senator, he was a Congressman.
I guess my first post didn’t take so I will try and repeat what I posted.
First and foremost...President Bush would NEVER abandon as you put it our military. Not one single one of them. NEVER! Our President hiding under his desk in the Oval office? You sir mistake him for someone none of us out here know. President Bush is a Patriot and loves his/our country and all its citizens. He was loved by our military members...just go back and look at the photos etc. Compare it to the first time Obama made an appearance and they played “Hail to the Chief” but the applause was slow motion and weak. Now think when George Bush made HIS appearance...the troops yelled and yelled for him and gave him standing Os. He WAS/IS and always will be a Real Leader.
Second...Murtha was shameless and he was vile. However, I would not thankfully as you put it be glad he passed.
We didn't get a choice. The Liberals decided to wage war on our troops in Congress, in the press, and in the courts.
Can you reference a time when Bush came out to defend the troops from these attacks?
I didn't say GWB wasn't/isn't patriotic. Of that there is no doubt. I said he didn't defend our troops when they were attacked here at home.
I lived through Vietnam, and understand just how the war was lost. It was lost here at home, not on the battlefield. We darn near lost Iraq for the same reason.
Can you reference a time when GWB defended our troops from the attacks on them here at home?
Amen! Thank you for the Ping, Starwise!
Thank you for your service to our country.