George W Bush Admits He Authorized Torture

January 12, 2009 at 9:06 am | Posted in American politics | Leave a comment

From the horse’s mouth.

BUSH: One such person who gave us information was Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. … And I’m in the Oval Office and I am told that we have captured Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and the professionals believe he has information necessary to secure the country. So I ask what tools are available for us to find information from him and they gave me a list of tools, and I said are these tools deemed to be legal? And so we got legal opinions before any decision was made.

That’s good enough for me to charge him with war crimes. The ends do not ever justify the means. The moment you use such means, your end goal fundamentally changes to something more sinister and dark than what you were originally fighting for.

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