Through The Static

April 14, 2008

Bush admits waterboarding approval

Filed under: Government,World News — disciplepete @ 8:46 pm

Al Jazeera:

George Bush has admitted that senior US officials including Dick Cheney had approved CIA’s use of harsh interrogation techniques, including waterboarding, on key al-Qaeda suspects.
The US president told ABC News there was no problem with using the methods and that legal advice the government received allowed the interrogations.
“We had legal opinions that enabled us to do it. And, no, I didn’t have any problem at all trying to find out what Khaled Sheikh Mohammed knew,” Bush said on Friday…
US media reported on Thursday that Cheney, the US vice-president, and Condoleezza Rice, the secretary of state, attended meetings at the White House where specific interrogation techniques were approved…
…The officials took care to insulate Bush from the meetings, where waterboarding – which simulates drowning – sleep deprivation and slaps and pushes were approved, according to the reports. (article)
I’m ashamed to be of the same species as these people.

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