Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush told an audience in Iowa that he would not rule out resuming the use of torture by the US government under some circumstances. He said he believed it was effective in producing critical intelligence.
Bush was speaking before an audience of 250 Republican supporters at St. Ambrose University when asked if he would keep in place or repeal President Barack Obama’s executive order banning torture.
“I don’t want to make a definitive, blanket kind of statement,” Bush told the audience, according to the Associated Press. “When you are president your words matter.”
Bush said he believed torture is inappropriate and that he was glad his brother, former President George W. Bush, largely ended the CIA’s use of torture before leaving office. He did not address the fact that the use of torture also began under George W. Bush’s presidency.
Bush added that he believed the techniques were effective in producing intelligence, but that “now we’re in a different environment.” ….
Another liar from a family of liars, drug runners and traitors. See:
- Behind the Death Squads in El Salvador
- Salvadoran Says US Advisors Watched Torture Class
- El Salvador: Assassin says US Financed Death Squad
- Salvadoran Death Squads: A Pattern of US Complicity
- THE CIA & GUATEMALA’S DEATH SQUADS
- Guatemala: Puppets Get Strings Crossed, Abduct U.S. Nun
- Sister Dianna Ortiz on Guatemala Torture
- The United States and Torture
- Behind Haiti’s Paramilitaries
- Honduras: Torture cells, graves at US-Contra base
- CIA Analyst Says US Taught Nazi Torture to Iran’s Secret Police
- US Military Training for Banker Takeover for Years
(the last block of links are copied from the reference section of this blog)
Seriously, who are the real terrorists?