Rick Warren, Torture And Bush

Warren says he believes that the Bush administration engaged in torture, as is now indisputable. But in his many conversations with the president, he never brought it up:

BELIEFNET- Did you ever talk to President Bush to try to convince him to change his policy?

WARREN - No. No.

BELIEFNET- Why not?

WARREN -- Never got the chance. I just didn't.

But he managed to discuss abortion with Obama, and, so far as I know, Obama has never aborted any fetus. But Bush has authorized the torture - even to death - of many, many prisoners. Warren says that Bush would have had to have brought the subject up to earn his moral censure. But even now, Warren refuses to say that the president is guilty of a moral failure. Really.

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