But you knew that already. Here’s yet another example.
May 6, 2004, after meeting with Jordan’s King Abdullah II the bastard had this to say:
We also talked about what has been on the TV screens recently, not only in our own country, but overseas — the images of cruelty and humiliation. I told His Majesty as plainly as I could that the wrongdoers will be brought to justice, and that the actions of those folks in Iraq do not represent the values of the United States of America.
I told him I was sorry for the humiliation suffered by the Iraqi prisoners, and the humiliation suffered by their families. I told him I was equally sorry that people who have been seeing those pictures didn’t understand the true nature and heart of America. I assured him Americans, like me, didn’t appreciate what we saw, that it made us sick to our stomachs. I also made it clear to His Majesty that the troops we have in Iraq, who are there for security and peace and freedom, are the finest of the fine, fantastic United States citizens, who represent the very best qualities of America: courage, love of freedom, compassion, and decency.
May 22, 2004, an unidentified FBI agent in Iraq writes a four-page memo describing illegal interrogation techniques he had witnessed:
The things our personnel witnessed (but did not participate in) were authorized by the President under his Executive Order.
The memo mentions Bush’s Executive Order authorizing specific torture methods ten times. It even states that the Executive Order was revised so that any use of torture had to be approved on high.
As stated, there was a revision last week in the military’s standard operating procedures based on the Executive Order. I have been told that all interrogation techniques previously authorized by the Executive Order are still on the table but that certain techniques can only be used if very high-level authority is granted.
The White House denies the existence of this Executive Order, but I find that hard to swallow in light of the details provided in the memo above.