To the international community and many Americans it’s a war crime.
From the Texan who gave the order to have it done it evidently was simply an answer he got to his prayers. In Grand Rapids he was feeling very comfortable, with the picture saying it all. The smug arrogance remains.
“Yeah, we water-boarded Khalid Sheikh Mohammed,” Bush said of the terrorist who master-minded the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on New York and Washington. He said that event shaped his presidency and convinced him the nation was in a war against terror.
“I’d do it again to save lives.”
After what we lived through with Pres. Clinton, I never wanted to see another impeachment. You’ll never convince me that Congress and the FBI being trained on Clinton’s zipper didn’t cost us, including 9/11.
However, if ever anyone deserved to be investigated for the lies his Administration perpetrated in the name of “national security” it was George W. Bush. From WMD lies, to subverting intelligence and the press, Democrats simply failed in performing the duties necessary to hold the Bush administration accountable. If the situation was reversed, Republicans would have delighted in doing to a Democratic president what should have been done to George W. Bush.
In fact, I’ve thought for a long time that Republicans taking over the House could portend a nightmare for Pres. Obama. Not because of any just reason, but because hunting Democrats is what Republicans do.