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Bush says he approved waterboarding: report
AFP ^ | 11/04/2010

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: damnright; georgewbush; presbush; waterboarding
I've said it often but it bears repeating Thank God for George W Bush.
1 posted on 11/04/2010 6:41:41 AM PDT by Phlap
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To: Phlap

Thank you Mr. President.


2 posted on 11/04/2010 6:43:21 AM PDT by svcw (If you put a crouton on a your sundae instead of a cherry, it counts as a salad.)
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To: Phlap

Nice. Too bad Bush didn’t have every single detainee at Club Gitmo executed prior to his departure.


3 posted on 11/04/2010 6:43:24 AM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: Phlap

A President who loves his country and it’s citizens more than the enemy. God bless President Bush. A real man. A real LEADER.


4 posted on 11/04/2010 6:43:44 AM PDT by cubreporter ( Trust Rush and you won't go wrong.)
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To: Phlap

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed sang, and lives where saved.


5 posted on 11/04/2010 6:44:00 AM PDT by AU72
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To: Phlap

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.


6 posted on 11/04/2010 6:44:24 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Liberty is not free. Never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Phlap
He should have given the orders to hang the bastards in front of the others..We all know these bastards are scardie cats give them a group of savages and they will slit your throat leave them alone and they will run like heck..
7 posted on 11/04/2010 6:47:22 AM PDT by PLD (When you receive a kindness,remember it;when you bestow one,forget it)
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To: AU72
Liberal definition of torture or forced interrogation is when a terrorist actually gives up information.
8 posted on 11/04/2010 6:47:35 AM PDT by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: AU72

“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?


9 posted on 11/04/2010 6:48:00 AM PDT by Rennes Templar (Figures don't lie, but liars can figure.)
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To: Phlap

This is called personal responsibility and accountability. You do what you think is right and stand behind your decision.


10 posted on 11/04/2010 6:48:32 AM PDT by DJ Frisat (How's that change workin' out for ya, Obama voters?)
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To: Phlap

One of the good things that he did.

A very complex man.


11 posted on 11/04/2010 6:48:44 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (We are going to punish our enemies, get in their faces and punch back twice as hard.)
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To: Phlap
And thank God for Obama.... because, in court, he has used the exact same defense as GWB when defending the practice.... How is the HOPEY CHANGE thing working out for you....
12 posted on 11/04/2010 6:50:12 AM PDT by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: DJ Frisat

nancy knew and approved, a bit of water up her nose and she would fess up to it


13 posted on 11/04/2010 6:55:13 AM PDT by reefdiver ("Let His day's be few And another takes His office")
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To: Phlap
Thank you President Bush... and **** those that do not have the balls to order it themselves. I wish that I could personally waterboard mccain.

LLS

14 posted on 11/04/2010 6:55:25 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: Phlap

15 posted on 11/04/2010 6:55:39 AM PDT by diverteach (D.C. has become Jonestown.)
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To: Phlap

Gotta love George. He’s got more cojones in his toe fuzz than the entire Obama family line posses in their genitals.


16 posted on 11/04/2010 6:56:15 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Phlap

GOOD!


17 posted on 11/04/2010 6:57:16 AM PDT by dfwgator (Texas Rangers -Thanks for a great season.)
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To: Phlap

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.


18 posted on 11/04/2010 6:58:46 AM PDT by altura
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To: Phlap
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

Bring it on Eric Holder.

I want to see how that works for the Baraqqis.

19 posted on 11/04/2010 6:59:31 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: altura

Now, if Bush had ordered to have panties put on his head, well that would have been a whole other kettle of fish.


20 posted on 11/04/2010 6:59:49 AM PDT by dfwgator (Texas Rangers -Thanks for a great season.)
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To: Phlap

Thank you and God Bless President bush.


21 posted on 11/04/2010 7:06:10 AM PDT by Big Horn (Rebuild the GOP to a conservative party)
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To: Phlap

For about the one millionth time, THANK YOU President Bush!!


22 posted on 11/04/2010 7:09:39 AM PDT by DrDeb
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To: Phlap

Thank you for your love of this country and its people, Mr. President.

I so miss having a president with that kind of love. :^(


23 posted on 11/04/2010 7:10:58 AM PDT by Shelayne (He who testifies to these things says, "Yes, I am coming quickly" Amen. Come, Lord Jesus! *Rev 22:20)
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To: Phlap

If only he had secured the border and enforced immigration laws with such zeal.


24 posted on 11/04/2010 7:13:18 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: Phlap
“...acknowledgment could theoretically expose him to prosecution...”

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.

25 posted on 11/04/2010 7:17:38 AM PDT by SMARTY ("..discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you")
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To: DJ Frisat

Exactly!!! To me there is no gray area, there are times when you HAVE to fight, to not has worse consequences.


26 posted on 11/04/2010 7:20:26 AM PDT by panthermom
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To: Phlap

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.


27 posted on 11/04/2010 7:22:49 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (If the GOP reaches across the aisle, we're gonna chop off their hands.)
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To: Phlap

Well, I guess we know the lead, and only, topic to be covered by the drive-by’s when the book comes out.


28 posted on 11/04/2010 7:23:17 AM PDT by gloryblaze (No tag yet)
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To: nascarnation

“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.


29 posted on 11/04/2010 7:27:27 AM PDT by himno hero
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To: DTogo

I really believe that the Dems used the troops as weapons against him to pass a lot of their agenda.


30 posted on 11/04/2010 7:35:30 AM PDT by panthermom
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To: gloryblaze

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.


31 posted on 11/04/2010 7:38:19 AM PDT by panthermom
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To: cubreporter
A real LEADER.

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.

32 posted on 11/04/2010 8:07:21 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (If America falls, darkness will cover the face of the earth for a thousand years)
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To: Balding_Eagle

What did I miss?


33 posted on 11/04/2010 8:54:10 AM PDT by cubreporter ( Trust Rush and you won't go wrong.)
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To: cubreporter

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.


34 posted on 11/04/2010 9:21:19 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (If America falls, darkness will cover the face of the earth for a thousand years)
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To: cubreporter

I just remembered the Senators name; Murtha.


35 posted on 11/04/2010 9:23:43 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (If America falls, darkness will cover the face of the earth for a thousand years)
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To: Balding_Eagle

Bull puckey!

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 ?


36 posted on 11/04/2010 12:16:55 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: DrDeb; 1Peter2:16; 2Trievers; 4integrity; 4mycountry; A_perfect_lady; Alberta's Child; Allegra; ...

For about the one millionth time, THANK YOU President Bush!!

~~~~~~~

DITTO and Amen!


37 posted on 11/04/2010 12:19:46 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: STARWISE

DITTO and Amen


38 posted on 11/04/2010 12:26:21 PM PDT by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: Balding_Eagle

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.


39 posted on 11/04/2010 12:27:07 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: Phlap; STARWISE; DrDeb
I've said it often but it bears repeating Thank God for George W Bush.

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.

40 posted on 11/04/2010 1:04:46 PM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
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To: STARWISE

How much of his time would have taken to speak out in support of the troops?


41 posted on 11/04/2010 2:46:28 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (If America falls, darkness will cover the face of the earth for a thousand years)
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To: Balding_Eagle

Chain of Command

Excerpt:

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.

Authority

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

http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/agency/dod/chain.htm

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.


42 posted on 11/04/2010 3:32:36 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: Balding_Eagle
A real leader would have defended our troops when they were attacked here at home.

I don't want the war fought on my front yard.

43 posted on 11/04/2010 3:34:25 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (In 2012: The Rookie and The Wookie get booted from the White House.)
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To: Balding_Eagle

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.


44 posted on 11/04/2010 3:38:44 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (In 2012: The Rookie and The Wookie get booted from the White House.)
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To: Balding_Eagle

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.


45 posted on 11/04/2010 4:50:33 PM PDT by cubreporter ( Trust Rush and you won't go wrong.)
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To: DrDeb

Ditto!!


46 posted on 11/04/2010 5:04:05 PM PDT by 1035rep
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To: BigSkyFreeper
I don't want the war fought on my front yard.

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?

47 posted on 11/04/2010 6:31:38 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (If America falls, darkness will cover the face of the earth for a thousand years)
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To: cubreporter
Murtha deserved the death penalty for what he did to our troops. He was nothing more than a criminal in a position of power. I celebrated his death the same way I celebrate the death of other criminals when they are shot to death by homeowners and like to think that the military surgeon 'accidently' on purpose nicked his intestine. As I recall, that was the cause of his lingering death.

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?

48 posted on 11/04/2010 6:48:16 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (If America falls, darkness will cover the face of the earth for a thousand years)
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To: STARWISE

Amen! Thank you for the Ping, Starwise!


49 posted on 11/04/2010 8:26:07 PM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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To: Balding_Eagle

Thank you for your service to our country.


50 posted on 11/05/2010 8:47:43 AM PDT by cubreporter ( Trust Rush and you won't go wrong.)
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