Bush, today, in his press conference, discusing the torture legislation:
PRESIDENT BUSH: You know, look, Caren, I’ve watched all this finger-pointing and naming of names, and all that stuff. Our objective is to secure the country. And we’ve had investigations, we had the 9/11 Commission, we had the look back this, we’ve had the look back that. The American people need to know that we spend all our time doing everything that we can to protect them. So I’m not going to comment on other comments.
But I will comment on this — that we’re on the offense against an enemy that wants to do us harm. And we must have the tools necessary to protect our country. On the one hand, if al Qaeda or al Qaeda affiliates are calling somebody in the country, we need to know why. And so Congress needs to pass that piece of legislation. If somebody has got information about a potential attack, we need to be able to ask that person some questions. And so Congress has got to pass that piece of legislation.
It isn’t torture we are legalizing! We are just asking questions!
Wonder what this guy was being asked?
That is, btw, a picture of the ‘abuses’ by a ‘few bad apples’ at Abu Gharaib, which actually, while degrading, is less physicallly painful than the torture that Bush wants to legalize.
But it doesn’t leave any marks! And we are just asking questions!