Bush Confirmed Water Boarding Of Khalid Sheikh MohammedJune 4th, 2010 - 7:39 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
June 4, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The former US president George Bush is getting into the rubber chicken circuit, while anticipating the release of his book ‘Decision Points’, which now takes him out in the public to defend two of his “greatest” decisions, side-by-side.
Recently George Bush told the Economic Club of Grand Rapids in Michigan, that the 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed was water boarded during George’s administration. He went adding that he wouldn’t hesitate to give such order again if it saves the lives of the Americans. Moreover he defended his decision of declaring a war against Iraq in2003, by calling the 9/11 incident as a war on America. He also added that he thinks that getting rid of Saddam Hussein was the right thing and the world is a much better place without him.
Neither Bush has any proof that water boarding KSM saved lives, nor he can be sure of a better world without Saddam, along with thousands of Iraqis and almost 5000 American servicemen and women. But his decisions made many people consider it as one of the biggest foreign policy mistakes in history.
Bush’s casual acknowledgement has horrified former military and Intelligence officials, who concerns if the former president seem to understand the gravity of what he is admitting.
Water boarding is a form of controlled drowning, leading to unequivocal torture. Retired Brigadier General David R. Irvine told Huffington Post that Bush doesn’t appreciate how much harm his decisions of torture has done to his country. He went on to add that when Bush decided to do this for the first time, he had launched the nation down to a disastrous road for which they have to pay dearly for the damages his decision has caused.
Irvine says that the rest of the world had seen them to have abandoned their commitments to international law. He is concerned that Bush’s decisions have put American troops in a greater and unnecessary danger.
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