Thursday, November 4, 2010

George W. Bush: War Criminal

We already knew it. It's just official now:

"The Washington Post reports that in his new memoir ... President Bush's response to a request to waterboard 9/11 big nut Khalid Sheikh Mohammed was, 'Damn right.' (Meanwhile, Cheney stated earlier this year that, 'I was a big supporter of waterboarding.')

The Post quotes Tom Malinowski of Human Rights Watch: 'Waterboarding is broadly seen by legal experts around the world as torture, and it is universally prosecutable as a crime. The fact that none of us expect any serious consequences from this admission is what is most interesting.'"

President Obama hasn't been the civil liberties president I hoped for. But as far as we know, he hasn't done this. George W. Bush was a moral disaster for our country, and I'm not sure we'll ever entirely get over it.

1 comment:

KhabaLox said...

Among the other notables never tried for war crimes: Caeser.