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And he’s proud of it! At least the pretense that the GOP actually opposed arbitrary and illegal torture is over…

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  • Dirty Davey

    I would assume that he has no future plans to spend time in any country which respects the Geneva Conventions?

    • DocAmazing

      Nah, just Texas.

  • DrDick

    So when do we formally charge him for war crimes and crimes against humanity, which we are obligated to do under the provisions of treaties to which we are a signatory?

    • Holden Pattern

      If the crimes willan on-occur in the future. Look forward, not back.

      • The other Ari

        The weirdest part is that somehow I suspected that was a Hitchhikers reference even before looking it up

    • Bighank53

      Aw, look–somebody who believes in the rule of law! How quaint!

      • Nathan

        I always knew there was at least one of them out there!

        Dare I suggest, there may even be a second one somewhere…

    • joe from Lowell

      When it becomes politically and culturally plausible for such a thing to happen.

      Clearly, the most effective means of bringing that day closer is to constantly denounce those leaders who oppose and forbid torture as lacking moral standing to do so.

  • jon

    If he was a real man, he’d look forward to his appointment at the Hague.

  • cpinva

    there was a pretense?

    At least the pretense that the GOP actually opposed arbitrary and illegal torture is over…

    i do not recall such a thing. perhaps, you saw this in some fictional novel?

    • Murc

      “We do not torture.” Man, remember that? Good times. Goooooooooooooood times.

  • Incontinentia Buttocks

    At least the pretense that the GOP actually opposed arbitrary and illegal torture is over…

    Not so fast, Scott. Our current President seems very committed to this idea. Perhaps he should read Bush’s book.

  • rm

    Two things. I haven’t read the book, but I’m pretty certain he doesn’t admit that the practice he ordered which had always been torture in the twentieth century actually was still torture in the twenty-first. So, we still “do not torture,” we just do things that used to be called torture.

    Second, on prosecution for war crimes, I predict that either Congress or some President will issue a formal apology in about the year 2115, plus or minus a few decades. If those institutions still exist.

  • mark f

    This blog post has been the lowest moment of George W. Bush’s post-presidency.

  • wengler

    Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice!

    And to think, Bush had someone working for him that got prosecuted for stealing from Target.

    In fairness though, that guy was black.

  • old

    Has any country ever tried a past president for war crimes?

  • hv

    “The former president has not commented on the allegations, but his publisher was reported last week as saying that if there were similarities in his work with that of other writers, it only confirms the accuracy of Decision Points.”

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