When it comes to torturing people, former President George W. Bush is still not embarrassed. Emphasis mine:
In a memoir due out Tuesday, Bush makes clear that he personally approved the use of that coercive technique against alleged Sept. 11 plotter Khalid Sheik Mohammed, an admission the human rights experts say could one day have legal consequences for him. In his book, titled “Decision Points,” Bush recounts being asked by the CIA whether it could proceed with waterboarding Mohammed, who Bush said was suspected of knowing about still-pending terrorist plots against the United States. Bush writes that his reply was “Damn right” and states that he would make the same decision again to save lives, according to a someone close to Bush who has read the book.So glad we elected Colonel Nathan Jessup twice. All hat, and no cattle. (Or useful intelligence. Or, as he claims, lives saved.) As for the legal consequences, well…those who saw A Few Good Men will recall how that ended for Colonel Jessup. But the former president has puffed his chest about this before, so who is to say. But for a guy who claims Kanye West’s Katrina comment was the lowest point in his presidency, perhaps we’re asking too much when we expect proper perspective.