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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Bush defends torture

Bush defends his controversial White House policies
Former US President George W Bush has defended some of his most controversial decisions, in his first television interview since leaving office.

He told US network NBC that use of the interrogation technique waterboarding - simulated drowning - had prevented terrorist attacks and saved lives.

Mr Bush, who is publicising his memoir Decision Points, said the invasion of Iraq in 2003 was not wrong.

History would judge him a success, he added, but he would be dead by then.

He defended the use of torture in his memoirs, cue open mouthed shock look now, i had no idea he could write.

I was once convinced that there had to be some conspiracy involved behind September 11th (Lihop or Mihop?) – every move made by America only seemed to exacerbate issues, but it wasn’t till I read Bob Woodwards incredible book, State of Denial, that it suddenly became glaringly obvious that Bush and his cronies were absolute morons who honestly in their arrogance blinded by super power ignorance believed that Iraq would be a cake walk.

Woodward was able to interview behind the scenes Generals in the planning leading up to the invasion and it quickly became apparent that Bush didn't seem to grasp any of the geo-political forces let alone any of the bloody history of the region he was invading. His bumbling ineptitude and needing to have Rice explain things like Sunni and Shiites were eye popping.

The most telling part of the book was when on the eve of the invasion when many of the low ranking generals got together to have a brain storm about any things they were missing because of group think. It was in one of these chat session that they noted Saddam was sending out copies of 'Black Hawk Down' dubbed into Iraqi to all his commanders. This had been seen by the Americans as boasting before the big invasion, but in this chat session it was suggested that what Saddam was aiming at. coupled with his dispersion of small arms caches into the public, that Saddam was really setting the conditions for a guerrilla war and the 'Black Hawk Down' videos were an instruction manual on how to win against America. The person hosting this session noted at the time this was the first time anyone had considered this possibility with the main belief being Saddam would follow a 'fortress Baghdad' scenario and fight a bloody apocalyptic final battle. This criticism was pushed aside at the time and of course the rest is history.

Throughout it people within the Administration all held deep doubts about how the peace in Iraq would be won after the war, yet none would speak out because they all felt a 'duty' to do the bidding of the President, which begs the question why serve if you are simply going to be a pawn for war?

Listening to this tired old fool defend torture ignores the outright manipulation of the case for war, which was planned and manufactured for America's geopolitical future more than anything to do with 9/11 is a reminder of why this prick should be up on War charges.

Ignorance is no defense for the massacre and war crimes he perpetrated in Iraq.

One thing is for sure, no one has manipulated the fear of terrorism to commit more terrorism than the self righteous, self serving George W Bush Administration. All Bush proved was that war is terrorism with a bigger budget.

History will judge him as the War criminal he is, not the freedom fighting hero he wished he was.


At 11/11/10 3:13 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about Blair.

Its easy to write Bush off as a fool, so what is the story with Blair.

We are told Blair in no fool.

He is to me because on a fool can believe in the supernatural.

Was it about Blair's weird obsseion with judgement day ....

Maybe we will never really know.

At 11/11/10 5:43 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

and the thin cigar smoking former president on the balcony in Baghdad with General Casey whom he later replaced



At 11/11/10 6:57 pm, Anonymous zzzzzzzz said...

Woodward? A leftist telling a leftist what he wants to hear. Surprise surprise.

At 11/11/10 7:26 pm, Anonymous Tim2 said...

I just don't understand why folks don't get it? Bush was a cnut, and that's now almost universally acknowleddeg (at least OUTside Ummerika)....where "The People of America" live.
But meanwhile even back here in Lil ole New Zillun where the Krismtuk Jonkey rules prhour (proud).

Cast you mind back to all those post world war II scenes with leaders hanging from lamposts - all the result of that incremental, and seemingly innocuous misdeeds where politishuns adopted either policies of self interest, or policies of paternalism.

We used to hear a load of shit about Nanny State Helun Kluk. Nothing has come near to the State intruding on personal liberty than has occurred sin Neshnool took office.

Even the Law Society has expressed it's concerned. Not only has the Exercutive assumed more power than any definition of a democratic state could justify, but there is a systematic undermining of the Judiciary - EVEN if it is some "seemingly" innocuous assumption of power by a Minister who thinks he's better qualified than a Judge to determine refugee status.
Evetntually this gubbermint will push it too far....they've already had a couple of near misses. Were not the Murry Party so unprincipled, they'd have already been nobbled.
But fuck me..... Catch Australia??? No fucking hope! Even if we did get anywhere some sort of economic parity, we'd have to then wonder why some of the bullshit that's passed in a "parliament" - where only today Truth can be deemed "unparliamentary" (I refer to Anderton's "inference re the alcohol industry), can't possibly meet the balls of Australians (maybe given a convict heritage) that just DON't take the crap politicians (either because of self-interest, OR paternalistic - I-know-better-shit) try to deal.


At 11/11/10 9:12 pm, Blogger Marty Vincent said...

This is vile, would somebody hurry up and arrest him then court martial. Must he make us all puke, rolling in his own excrement. A mother complex - see I was a good boy, I was, I meant well see and you cruel meanies all better give me my dues. Spit on him relentlessly so he can know water torture.

At 11/11/10 9:55 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...


At 11/11/10 9:57 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Humanitarian and political concerns are dominating the headlines. But they are also masking the disappearance of the country's once rich habitat and wildlife, which are quietly being crushed by war.

At 12/11/10 7:54 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sticks & stones (& all manner of torture) May break my bones but words will never hurt me.. (except if its Kanye West saying I dont like black people..)

Nice one Hori Puihi.
We miss you so much..

At 12/11/10 8:28 am, Anonymous Frank Macskasy said...

War Criminal: one

Freedom Fighting Hero: nil

At 12/11/10 1:19 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Every language contains words that are considered untranslatable.Author Milan Kundera writes about the Czech word "litost", saying he has looked in vain in other languages for an equivalent, yet finds it difficult to imagine how anyone can understand the human soul without it.He explains:Litost is like a two stroke engine.Torment is followed by the desire for revenge.The goal of revenge is to make one's partner look as miserable as oneself.The man cannot swim, but the slapped woman cries.It makes them feel equal and keeps their love going.Litost sounds like it would be a useful addition to any marriage counsellor's repertoire.

At 12/11/10 4:04 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i had no idea he could write

previous presidential memoirs have been written by committee according to pbs news hour on after bombers blog on triangle

At 14/11/10 4:07 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How did you get to read the book? Its not out in NZ yet! Or are you making it up ?>


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