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    Nonpartisan review concludes Bush knowingly ordered torture

    A nonpartisan group led by a former top Bush administration official concluded a two-year review on Tuesday that finds the former president and his top advisers knowingly ordered interrogation techniques that U.S. officials have previously referred to as torture.
    “After conducting our own two-year investigation, weighing the credibility of all sources and studying the current public record, we have come to the regrettable, but unavoidable, conclusion that the United States did indeed engage in conduct that is clearly torture,” former Rep. Asa Hutchinson (R-AR), who served as undersecretary of the Department of Homeland Security during the Bush administration, said in an advisory.


    Read more @: Nonpartisan review concludes Bush knowingly ordered torture | The Raw Story

    ****ing criminal.


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    Re: Nonpartisan review concludes Bush knowingly ordered torture

    Maybe he should be, and this is a racial thought, prosecuted for this. People talk about wanting to impeach Obama for attempting to support legislation that they feel conflicts with the second amendment. How about punishing a president for directly giving the order to violate the eighth amendment?
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    Re: Nonpartisan review concludes Bush knowingly ordered torture

    Bush and Cheney brought complete shame on the US and tainted our claim to supporting the rule of law for decades to come.

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    Re: Nonpartisan review concludes Bush knowingly ordered torture

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Ummm, sorry, but the "torture" which is included in the link doesn't exactly meet the same level as pulling out fingernails, high-voltage electric shocks, and other methods of interrogation typically considered torture. From the link:
    Although Bush administration loyalists said at the time that “enhanced interrogation tactics” like stress positions, waterboarding, mock executions, sensory deprivation and prolonged diapering were not torture, this report aims to specifically and finally emphasize that these activities meet the clinical definition of “torture.”
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    Re: Nonpartisan review concludes Bush knowingly ordered torture

    Nonpartisan.... lol


    Funny joke. Sorta like virgins on Hollywood Boulevard, unicorns, and "unbiased reporting".

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    Re: Nonpartisan review concludes Bush knowingly ordered torture

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    The NYT will call any source that pushes their left wing agenda "non-partison"

    Nothing to see here move on

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    Re: Nonpartisan review concludes Bush knowingly ordered torture

    Questioning the source....I thought that was the refuge of a desperate leftist. I never figured Goshin and Bronson for desperate leftists....


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    Re: Nonpartisan review concludes Bush knowingly ordered torture

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Questioning the source....I thought that was the refuge of a desperate leftist. I never figured Goshin and Bronson for desperate leftists....
    Waterboarding is not torture

    The NYT is a radical left wing fishwrap

    Nothing to see here move along

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    Re: Nonpartisan review concludes Bush knowingly ordered torture

    I think a lot of that is torture in my book. "I really don't care that much because you want to kill us" is the name of my book though so me feathers are not ruffled.

    I think with most things Bush lawyer shopped around Justice until he found some nobody wanting to please the Prez to write a memo saying whatever they wanted to do that was questionable was legal so he could cover his butt if the Justice Dept came after him--"Hey, you were the ones who said it was legal. See I have a memo from your department."

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    Re: Nonpartisan review concludes Bush knowingly ordered torture

    Quote Originally Posted by Bronson View Post
    Waterboarding is not torture
    I think we should test this claim by waterboarding conservatives to see if they might have any information about the Boston Marathon bombing.

    Meanwhile, conservatives can only question the source (not the facts) and deny what everybody knows -- waterboarding is beneath the dignity of the US, which is why conservative relish it.

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