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Saturday, March 08, 2008 

Bush Vetos Bill To Prevent Water Boarding And Other Torture Methods

"Because the danger remains, we need to ensure our intelligence officials have all the tools they need to stop the terrorists. Unfortunately, Congress recently sent me an intelligence authorization bill that would diminish these vital tools. So today, I vetoed it. And here is why. The bill Congress sent me would take away one of the most valuable tools in the war on terror — the C.I.A. program to detain and question key terrorist leaders and operatives. This program has produced critical intelligence that has helped us prevent a number of attacks.
[...]We have no higher responsibility than stopping terrorist attacks. And this is no time for Congress to abandon practices that have a proven track record of keeping America safe."

President George Bush
March 8, 2008
Radio Broadcast

-BBC International

Gee, and I thought it was about bringing democracy, freedom, and human rights. Where does waterboarding fit under human rights?

No, no, no, Bush, you see, is confused. He thinks waterboarding is what kids these days call surfing.

Typical conservative. Doesn't have a clue in a closet. Just like Harper, another conservative.

What's a legacy except to squander?

That's what Bush has been doing and Harper is getting round to doing.

After this twosome has left politics it will take the two countries decades to pick up the pieces and restore their respective nations.

Don't believe me? Ask any Ontarian about Mike Harris.


In effect this veto means that the U.S. allows torture in interrogation in spite of what Bush may claim.
The fact that torture may sometimes work is no justification since the end does not justify the means. However, many specialists doubt that it works and we have only the word of Bush, a confirmed liar, as evidence that it does.

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