George W. Bush Talks To NBC Host Matt Lauer About Presidency, Personal Life

November 9th, 2010 - 8:35 pm ICT by GD  

By Gina Gomez
bushNov 9, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Appearing in his first television interview since leaving office, former United States President George W. Bush talked at lengths with NBC’s Matt Lauer in an episode that was aired last night. During his one-on-one with the NBC host, George W. Bush gave revealing insights into a variety of topics that provided the viewers with an opportunity to take a closer look into the views and life of the former president. It hardly comes as a bolt from the blue that large number of viewers tuned in to watch the former American commander-in-chief open up about his political career as well as personal life with Matt Lauer.

In the candid interview to the NBC presenter, George W. Bush talked about a number of issues from the war in Iraq, his plummeting popularity owing to his political decision in the wake of the 9/11 terror attacks as well as certain problems that he had to face in his personal life. In his first television interview since leaving the office of the U.S. President, the former American commander-in-chief also went on to defend the controversial technique of water-boarding to interrogate terror suspects which continues to remain a bone of contention.

George W. Bush admitted that he himself approved the use of the technique of water-boarding on 9/11 plotter n Khalid Sheik Mohammed, emphasizing that he was told that the interrogations tactics were legal. The former U.S. President defended his decision by saying that by resorting to the harsh interrogation techniques many lives were saved while adding, “My job was to protect America. And I did.”

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