George W. Bush is out and about promoting his autobiography, “Decision Points”.
I’ve got a better title for it: “Je Ne Regrette Rien”. Two points of many stand out.
1. Whichever way you look at it, waterboarding is torture. Throughout history, tyrannies have practised the form of torture that is repeatedly bringing someone to the verge of drowning. This is not just a breach of the UN convention against torture, but a breach of the American constitution. An American President doing anything other than condemning torture does nothing for America’s moral authority worldwide.
2. I note that although Bush admitted that he “wasn’t a very good economic prognosticator” (you can say that again), he wasn’t regretting his actions in regards to the economy. This is the man who as well as financial Armageddon happening on his watch, appointed Dick Cheney Vice President. The “deficits don’t matter” Dick Cheney. OH YES THEY DO.
Next time Bush appears on my television set I’m putting him on mute and playing Edith Piaf warbling very loudly over him instead. They’re both saying precisely the same thing.