Justifying TorturePosted: February 15, 2008
From an interview with the chimp;
But his most controversial remarks were over waterboarding. He told the BBC’s Matt Frei: “To the critics, I ask them this: when we, within the law, interrogate and get information that protects ourselves and possibly others in other nations to prevent attacks, which attack would they have hoped that we wouldn’t have prevented?
What? In english please you mentally challenged muppet-bot! This half-wit should be impeached for crimes against cogency alone.
“And so, the United States will act within the law. We’ll make sure professionals have the tools necessary to do their job within the law.”
He claimed the families of victims of the July 7 terror attacks in London would understand his position. “I suspect the families of those victims understand the nature of killers. What people gotta understand is that we’ll make decisions based upon law. We’re a nation of law.”
A leader who obtains power by means of impassioned appeals to the emotions and prejudices of the populace.
In the BBC interview, Bush was asked whether, given waterboarding and other alleged human rights abuses, he could claim the US still occupied the moral high ground. He replied: “Absolutely.”
He added: “We believe in human rights and human dignity. We believe in the human condition. We believe in freedom. And we’re willing to take the lead. We’re willing to ask nations to do hard things. We’re willing to accept responsibilities. And – yeah, no question in my mind, it’s a nation that’s a force for good.
“And history will judge the decisions made during this period of time as necessary decisions.”
More “history will judge” nonsense from the functional-illiterate-in-chief. As if the passage of time could ever mitigate the disaster that is his administration, or paint it in a more sympathetic light. Would you like to know how much of the present (the part of the present whose interests your decisions don’t serve, that actually respects human rights, and that don’t blindly worship authority) judges the decisions you have made? Would you even listen?
On Guantánamo Bay, where the US has held hundreds of prisoners for years without trial, he said he would “like it to be empty” but he was “comfortable with recognising this is still a dangerous world”.
He said: “There’s some people there that need to be tried. And there will be a trial. And they’ll have their day in court. Unlike what they did to other people.
“Now, there’s great concern about and I can understand this, that these people be given rights. They’re not willing to grant the same rights to others. They’ll murder. But, you gotta understand, they’re getting rights. And I’m comfortable with the decisions we’ve made.”
He is comfortable with the decisions they’ve made. He is a sociopath.
Commenting on at his legacy, he listed as pluses Afghanistan, Iraq and recognition of the right to Palestinians to their own state.
“You know, dealing with liberating 25 million in Afghanistan is part of what I hope people think of when they look at my presidency. Being the first president to propose a two-state solution on Israel and Palestine. I mean, there’s a lot of other issues. And I’m happy with Iraq.
“The … decision to move Saddam Hussein was right. And this democracy [in Iraq] is now taking root.
“And I’m confident that if America does not become isolationist – you know, and allow the terrorists to take back over, Iraq will succeed.”
The Bush-bot is happy with Iraq. Bless his feeble mind! He’s like a child who proudly reveals a stool to an adoring parent; “I made this!”. And he says this democracy thing is taking root in Iraq. That’s right; exiles are returning to Iraq in their droves.
Isn’t it obvious his legacy will be one of lies and genocide? His fabrications have resulted in the deaths of millions. He is a mass murderer. He is a terrorist. And to be perfectly frank, after the last 7 or 8 years, the rest of the world, I’m sure, would welcome an isolationist America. Because we are now very afraid of you America.