Via Drudge headlines, former President George W. Bush states that he would use waterboarding again if he had to. The old adage “hindsight is always 20/20” comes to mind, doesn’t it. Except Bush would NOT change his decision and that is real leadership.
“Yeah, we water-boarded Khalid Sheikh Mohammed,” Bush said of the terrorist who master-minded the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on New York and Washington. He said that event shaped his presidency and convinced him the nation was in a war against terror.
“I’d do it again to save lives.”
In a speech and question-and-answer session before the Economic Club of Grand Rapids, Bush defended his decision to go to war in 2003 with Iraq.
“Getting rid of Saddam Hussein was the right thing to do and the world is a better place without him,” Bush said.
Knowing all of the backlash, the MSM day-in and day-out mauling he took, and even the threats of litigation, Bush still would not reverse his prior decision to waterboard terrorists to obtain information that saved American lives and take out Saddam Hussein.
Those decisive decisions from Bush kept America safe for 7 years. Now we have got Obama the apologist and panderer and we’ve had four Jihad attacks on American soil in less than 17 months–June 1, 2009 army recruiting base murder, 2009 Christmas Day undie bomber, November 13, 2009 Ft. Hood, and the May 1, 2010 Times Square bomber.
Whose strategy do you think is or was more effective and has America’s best interests at heart?
Crossposted to Right Wing News