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.