Back to Torture?

Jeb Bush has again said that (if he is elected president) that there may be occasions when he would authorize the use of brutal interrogation techniques in order to keep the country safe.

This, despite the fact that the 2014 Senate report, which reviewed the CIA records, concluded that the use of torture “enhanced interrogation techniques” failed completely to produce any unique, life-saving intelligence, and that the CIA repeatedly lied about the brutality of what they were doing to prisoners. And a new story that just came out shows that they continue to lie and violate the law to this day.

But Bush thinks it might be a good idea again.

How in the hell can we condemn the ISIS “Theology of Rape“? The US is reacting in horror at an article in the NY Times about how ISIS is interpreting the Quran to justify sex slavery and rape of non-believers, and even using the practice as a recruiting tool. And yet we regularly used rape (including of children, while their parents watched), sodomy, and worse as an “interrogation technique”?

We have completely lost our moral authority, and Jeb Bush thinks it is ok.

I know this is hard to believe, but I would rather have Donald Trump elected president than Jeb Bush. At least Trump occasionally makes me laugh. Bush just makes me ill. He is a complete hypocrite and liar. And the people he surrounds himself with are even worse.

Jeb also recently defended the Iraq war, saying “I’ll tell you, taking out Saddam Hussein turned out to be a pretty good deal.” If you liked the George W Bush presidency, you’ll love his brother. Apparently Jeb does, praising his brother’s war that cost the US $ 1.7 Trillion, 4,424 American lives, and over 100,000 Iraqi lives, while finding absolutely zero WMD (which was the public justification for the war). “I’m not saying this because I’m a Bush. I’m proud of what he did to create a secure environment for our country.”

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