Wow, Mephistopheles is not his name–though you’d be hard pressed to convince the tongue-wagging, holy-rolling element of the GOP of this.
In as near plain language as a politician can muster, President Barack Obama says that he believes waterboarding is torture when asked the question on whether or not the previous administration sanctioned torture.
Obama took his assertion a step further with a moral upper cut to the Bush League jaw bone.
We could have gotten this information in other ways, in ways that were consistent with our values, in ways that were consistent with who we are.”
What!!!! We can’t torture even if it’s so, so scary????
Tell ’em O’Baby:
We are willing to hold true to our ideals even when it’s hard, not just when it’s easy.”
Is this straight out of Yoda’s Jedi Training Manual? Or what.
I believe that waterboarding is torture, and whatever legal rationales were used…it was a mistake.”
For those not schooled in the science of argument, the inference is: Yes, the Bush Administration sanctioned torture.