George Bush admits US waterboarded 9/11 mastermind

George Bush admitted yesterday that Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the self-proclaimed mastermind of the 9/11 attacks, was waterboarded by the US, and said he would do it again "to save lives". "Yeah, we waterboarded Khalid Sheikh Mohammed," the former president told a business audience in Grand Rapids, Michigan. "I'd do it again to save lives." Waterboarding is a simulated drowning technique that the Obama administration has said is torture. Mohammed was captured in Pakistan in 2003 and is the most senior al-Qaida operative in US custody. In his speech, Bush also defended the decision to go to war with Iraq in 2003. He said ousting Saddam Hussein "was the right thing to do and the world is a better place without him". But he said he was not tempted to criticise Barack Obama. "You are not going to see me in the public square criticising the president." In February he said he was "trying to regain a sense of anonymity. I didn't like it when a certain former president made my life miserable." This was said to be a reference to Jimmy Carter, president from 1976 to 1980. Bush also talked about the role of religion in his life. "I prayed a lot. I really did. I prayed before every major speech. I prayed before debates. It was a very important experience." And he talked about the morning of 9/11, describing how he had learned that first one, then two planes had hit the World Trade Centre in New York. The third plane, which hit the Pentagon near Washington DC, was "a declaration of war on our country", he said.  

Bush's memoir Decision Points will be published in November.

I guess that means Obama won't have to try him

And I guess that means that "sensitive material" can stay hidden.

the "master mind".....ha ha ha ha ha hee hee

wouldn't waste one second on this drivel if I were you.....but then those of us who still think box-cutter wielding camel jockeys took away the pilot controls from seasoned air force vets and flawlessly aimed the giant jumbo jets with pinpoint accuracy at the buildings and that the buildings did fall because of kerosene fires do still buy this shit.

"George Bush admits [complicity in torture]"

and it isn't the first time he's done so; you don't think that's significant, darkbeforedawn?

This recent admission is the main reason I posted this article here; as it says in my bio I post news and info I think is significant, not necessarily cuz I agree with the content, or the way it's portrayed.

The torture of KSM means his alleged admission is inadmissible as evidence in a court. However, the US govt claims to have other evidence proving his complicity; some of this evidence has been described, much of it has never been made public. We'll see what it is when it's presented.

KSM as "9/11 mastermind"; most here understand that's not the whole truth, whatever role KSM may have played in the plot. However, it is important to understand that he's portrayed this way by MSM.

so I wonder about darkbeforedawn's choice of words; "those of us who still think ..."

Like most people who've looked into 9/11, I understand the official story is false, there's an ongoing cover up and a great deal of evidence points to the involvement of parties other than what the Establishment has claimed Al Qaeda is, as well as evidence pointing to people who are not believed to be part of what the Establishment says Al Qaeda is. I don't see that the crime has been solved- I see grounds for a full investigation, or a truth and reconciliation commission

also, referring to the alleged hijackers as "camel jockeys" seems a bit bigoted.

camel jockeys in NYt

I remember shortly after the disaster an article in the NYT talking about the various animals that Osama and his merry men were riding through the desert as they hide from and eluded our finest marines...camels, horses etc. we were given the full special story all about their 15 year old wives that they had brought with on this amazing jaunt into "toro boro" etc etc....i used the word tongue in cheek....that is the story we were expected to believe and sadly most did and still do

Is KSM even alive?

Prof. Griffin suggested the man in custody isn't actually KSM. This was during the Q&A session in Walkerton, Ontario following his Afghanistan lecture on May 1. He suspects that the real KSM is long dead.

This was the first I'd heard about it. Prof. Griffin said this was one of the articles he's intended to write, but hasn't had time for.

Anyone else looked at this?

Contrary to public belief...

Torture isn't used to get information, it is used to get confessions. Especially the false kind.


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