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Bush "We do not torture"
« on: February 05, 2008, 06:27:39 PM »
Ahh.............the Kaput primitive is again making mountains out of gullies

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=389x2822206

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kpete  (1000+ posts)       Tue Feb-05-08 06:49 PM
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BUSH "We Do Not Torture" KNEW+Personally Signed Off On Waterboarding & Other Enhanced Interrogation   
 Advertisements [?]Edited on Tue Feb-05-08 06:57 PM by kpete
Since when can the Attorney General of the United States give "legal approval" to patently illegal acts?

CIA Chief Names Three Who Were Waterboarded; Bush Signed Off On It
by GreyHawk
Tue Feb 05, 2008 at 03:24:02 PM PST
Crossposted from ePluribus Media.

Gee, for a nation that doesn't torture, this shouldn't be happening:

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The CIA director on Tuesday publicly named for the first time the three suspected al Qaeda detainees who were subjected to the harsh interrogation technique of waterboarding.

"It was used on Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. It was used on Abu Zubayda, and it was used on (Abd al-Rahim) al-Nashiri," CIA Director Michael Hayden told a Senate hearing.
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Director of National Intelligence Michael McConnell, who also testified at the hearing, said waterboarding remains a technique in the CIA's arsenal, according to The Associated Press. He said it would require the president's consent and legal approval from the attorney general, the AP reported.

http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/02/05/terror.threat/index.ht...

There you have it, folks.

Bush, in his speeches where he insisted "we do not torture," constantly referred to the Attorney General's tortured definition of torture that was rewritten to exclude waterboarding, so that he could claim that "we do not torture" and still not technically lie, even though he knew he had personally signed off on Waterboarding and other "enhanced interrogation" ("torture") techniques.
more at:
http://dailykos.com/storyonly/2008/2/5/182045/8748/1008...

Earlier today, CIA Director Michael Hayden confirmed that the U.S. had subjected three detainees to waterboarding.

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) thinks that’s worth exploring. And in a letter today, he called on Attorney General Michael Mukasey to open an investigation:

In light of your testimony that, "There are circumstances where waterboarding is clearly unlawful," the Justice Department should investigate the instances in which the Administration has used waterboarding to determine whether any laws were violated.... Needless to say, a Justice Department investigation should explore whether waterboarding was authorized and whether those who authorized it violated the law.

http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2008/02/durbi...

 
So what do all the poo flinging primitives do..................hell ya'll already know

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Junkdrawer  (1000+ posts)     Tue Feb-05-08 06:50 PM
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1. Yes, but there are no instances where Bush intentionally lied...


Call an ambulance..................a capitialized Bush from a primitive

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Ichingcarpenter (517 posts)      Tue Feb-05-08 06:56 PM
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4. Torture is not impeachable enough says Nancy
 We need more hearings

We need to send them more letters

We need to ask for more witnesses who won't come

Its a joke, and it is on the American people and the constitution.


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SpiralHawk  (1000+ posts)     Tue Feb-05-08 06:51 PM
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2. "Smirk." - Commander AWOL


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crim son  (1000+ posts)       Tue Feb-05-08 06:51 PM
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3. Do not even USE the term "enhanced interrogation"
 which means torture, but deters people from thinking about it. So, the Liar-In-Chief knew. What a surprise.


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Solly Mack  (1000+ posts)       Tue Feb-05-08 06:59 PM
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5. They admitted to engaging in torture and water-boarding IS torture 
 and torture is illegal.

"...to determine whether any laws were violated"

there's no need to pretend that there's a question of the legality of water-boarding. It isn't legal. So we ALREADY know laws were violated.

"whether those who authorized it violated the law."

Again, no need to investigate "whether" they violated the law by authorizing torture. THEY DID.

I see Lucy bringing the football again............ :lmao:

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fascisthunter  (1000+ posts)      Tue Feb-05-08 07:04 PM
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7. I Wonder If George Listens to Tapes of Screaming Victims
 to go to sleep at night. I bet he gets off on this crap... I really do.

I will never forget his reaction to Karla Faye Tucker pleading for mercy..... it's all I needed to see to understand why he does what he does.


For those that don't know Karla Faye tucker was the first woman executed in texas since the civil war, it happened while Bush was the govenor
You got off your ass, now get your wife off her back.