Memoirs of a Scumbag: George W. Bush

Interesting article on President Bush II (aka President Alfred E. Neuman I) from Russia Today. Vincent Bugliosi has the right idea on what to do with this asshole: “If Bush, in fact, intentionally misled this nation into war, what is the proper punishment for him? Since many Americans routinely want criminal defendants to be executed for murdering only one person, if we weren’t speaking of the president of the United States as the defendant here, to discuss anything less than the death penalty for someone responsible for over 100,000 deaths would on its face seem ludicrous.”

RT interviewed the author of a book called “Family of Secrets: The Bush Dynasty, America’s Invisible Government and the Hidden History of the Last Fifty Years” for comments on what the former president of the United States reveals in his memoirs. In particular, Bush says he personally approved the interrogation technique of “water boarding” of terror suspects and says it helped prevent terrorist attacks.

Former CIA officer Ray McGovern says no such methods can ever be justified.

“Torture is one of those techniques, one of those things that is always intrinsically wrong – just like slavery, or like rape, or genocide,” he told RT. “In the entire civilized world we recognized that after World War II – that’s why we have the international agreements, the convention against torture, domestic violence and so forth.”

“Waterboarding is universally recognized – everywhere but the White House – as torture,” McGovern stated.

Baker, in turn, pointed out that Bush planned the invasion of Iraq even before he became president.

“I actually had an opportunity to interview a man who was in direct contact with George W. Bush when he was running for president of the United States,” Baker claimed. “I describe the conversation. They were working on a book in 1999 and this man asked Bush what he intended to do in office because he needed to put something into the book, and Bush actually told him that one thing on his mind was that he hoped to invade Iraq. This was quite astonishing to this man, and so he asked why he wanted to do that. And Bush said, ‘I’ve become convinced that you really can’t have a successful presidency unless you are seen as a commander in chief. You need a small successful war to get your ratings up and in order to pass your agenda.”

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