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Bush: I personally authorized waterboarding

Bush: I personally authorized waterboarding

A British newspaper says former U.S. President George W. Bush acknowledges he personally authorized waterboarding the alleged 9/11 mastermind, who then provided information that prevented terror attacks on London's Heathrow airport and its Canary Wharf financial district.
Bush told The Times of London that he has no regrets about using a technique that many consider torture and that President Barack Obama has banned.
When asked by the paper whether he had authorized the simulated drowning of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, Bush said, "Damn right."
Bush described his thinking when confronted with how to extract information from Mohammed. He says the Americans believed Mohammed had information about another attack.


Updated : 2021-10-25 05:38 GMT+08:00