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laststeamtrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 10:34 AM
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Bush Boasted about Tortured Captive
Bush Boasted about Tortured Captive

By Jason Leopold
March 8, 2009

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On Dec. 3, 2002, President Bush cited the capture of al-Nashiri as an important victory in the war on terror. In a speech to an excited crowd at the fairgrounds in Shreveport, Louisiana, Bush declared:

The other day we hauled a guy in named al-Nashiri. It's not a household name here in America. I can understand why some go blank when they hear his name. But he was the al-Qaeda commander in the Gulf States.

Let me just put it to you this way: He no longer has the capacity to do what he did in the past, which was to mastermind the USS Cole that killed the plot on the Cole that killed American soldiers. He's out of action for the good of the world.

Sometimes you'll see it and sometimes you won't. But you've got to know that in this war against terror, the doctrine stands that says, Either you're with us or you're with the terrorists.

Last year, the Pentagon formally charged al-Nashiri, a Saudi, with "organizing and directing" the Cole bombing. However, the case is now under review because President Barack Obama has barred continuation of cases under the Military Commissions Act of 2006.

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http://www.consortiumnews.com/2009/030709c.html
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Just the idea of the goober-in-chief addressing "an excited crowd at the fairgrounds in Shreveport, Louisiana" & boasting of torturing a guy just pretty much sums up the GWB GOP.

Rush is a remnant of this era.

This country needs disinfecting.
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 10:42 AM
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1. Didn't this Leopold guy have veracity issues in the past?
I'm not saying that this story isn't fact checked, because the whole waterboarding issue is pretty much out there and certainly no secret, but the reportage suffers owing to the source.

Don't shoot the messenger.
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santamargarita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 10:50 AM
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2. Bush is a textbook Sociopath
The main characteristic of a sociopath is a disregard for the rights of others. Sociopaths are also unable to conform to what society defines as a normal personality. Antisocial tendencies (aggression, callousness, impulsiveness, irresponsibility, hostility, a low frustration level, marked emotional immaturity, and poor judgment) are a big part of the sociopaths personality. This pattern usually comes into evidence around the age of 15. If it is not treated, it can develop into adulthood.

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jody Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 11:00 AM
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3. Isn't this the same Bush who mocked Karla Faye Tucker saying she would beg "Please don't kill me"
just before he executed her?
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midnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 11:04 AM
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4. Helen Thomas has just reported that Obama will not be prosecuting
these crimes. So the Bush remnants will continue what they do-shock and awe us all. It appears we will have to move forward without justice as a form of disinfection.
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BirminghamExaminer Donating Member (943 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 04:37 PM
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6. It's not really totally up to Obama is it?
The Justice department will do something. This is absurd. Bush should be in prison in Morocco.
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Peace Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 11:22 AM
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5. Sometimes you'll see it and sometimes you won't."
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