President Bush takes responsibility for approving water boarding

Former President, George W. Bush has set off new rounds of criticism for his approval of “extreme” techniques used by the C.I.A. while interrogating al Qaeda suspects and other terrorists. President Bush tells Oprah Winfrey that there were at least two other techniques recommended, but he felt they went too far, even if considered legal. “The choice between security and values was real”, he says in his new memoir “Decision Points” due out next week.

“I thought about my meeting with Danny Pearl’s widow, who was pregnant with his son when he was murdered. I thought about the 2,971 people stolen from their families by al Qaeda on 9/11. And I thought about my duty to protect my country from another act of terror. ‘Damn right,’ I said.”, referring to his resolve. Any doubt the former President may have had, were alleviated by none other than terrorist Abu Zubaydah. Interrogation of Zubaydah led to the capture of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, whose compound was raided, and it was there that authorities found more plans of attacks on U.S. soil. According to the President, it was Zubayhda who told him “‘You must do this for all the brothers.'”

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