Amnesty International Calls for Criminal Investigation Into Bush's Admission of "Torture"
The far left former human rights group Amnesty International today called for an investigation in George Bush’s recent admission of so-called “torture.”
Former President George Bush said information obtained from terrorist suspects through “waterboarding” prevented attacks on London.
Iran Press News reported:
The London-based Amnesty International (AI) has called for a criminal investigation into former US President George W. Bush’s admission of torture.
The rights group’s call comes after Bush confirmed in his recently released memoirs, Decision Points, that he authorized the use of “enhanced interrogation techniques” against detainees held in secret US custody.
Exactly six days after the September 11 attacks, Bush authorized the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to set up secret detention facilities outside the US.
Amnesty claims multiple human rights violations were committed against detainees in the name of the so-called ‘war on terror.’
Additionally, in an 8 November 2010 interview with Matt Lauer on NBC, Bush stated that he had authorized the use of “water boarding” and other “enhanced interrogation techniques” against alleged “high-value detainees.” During the interview, Bush focused on the case of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.
“Would it be OK for a foreign country to waterboard an American citizen?” Lauer asked.
“It’s all I ask is that people read the book. And they can reach the same conclusion. If they’d have made the same decision I made or not,” replied Bush.