Bush Blurts Out The Truth

A reader notices a revealing section of the president's interview with Larry King last night. Money quote:

KING: So there's nothing you've done in the area of treatment of prisoners that causes you any kind of pause?

G. BUSH: No. No. Everything we did was -- you know, it had legal -- legal opinions behind it. Look, you're sitting there, you've captured Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. He's the guy that ordered the September the 11th attacks. And we want to know what he knows in order to protect the United States of America. And I got legal opinions that said whatever we're going to do is legal. And my job is to protect you, Larry. And I've given it my all. I've given it my all.

Isn't that an admission that he demanded legal cover for illegal acts? And had "lawyers" like John Yoo and Jay Bybee all too willing to write and say anything for their boss.

One more thing: no pause. No reflection. Not even a smidgen of doubt or wrestling with the profound legal, constitutional and moral issues involved. What a pathetic excuse for a president. What a sad, callous, callow man.

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