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FBI Nominee: Waterboarding During Bush Administration Was Illegal Torture (TEXT and VIDEO)

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: FBI, James Comey, Bush administration, ethics, water boarding, torture, crime, politics, government )

- 1744 days ago -
During his testimony in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday morning, FBI director nominee James Comey said the use of waterboarding by the Bush administration was illegal.

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Carol H (229)
Wednesday July 10, 2013, 3:42 am
thanks Carrie, noted

Birgit W (160)
Wednesday July 10, 2013, 4:38 am
Bush is an evil person, and has done a lot of harm to the US and other countries on our planet.

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Wednesday July 10, 2013, 6:18 am

Alexandra Rodda (180)
Wednesday July 10, 2013, 8:36 am
Glad to hear the obvious acknowledged.

Angelika R (143)
Wednesday July 10, 2013, 9:17 am
Glad someone finally admitted what we all knew.

Joanne Dixon (38)
Wednesday July 10, 2013, 9:21 am
It's good to know he takes this position, but I might point out the FBI, as he testifies, always took this position. There are many comments on the article itself decrying the FBI for not punishing the war criminals involved. Well, people, it's not the FBI's job to punish, or even to file charges. That is the job of the Justice Department. Once that is done, it becomes the FBI's job to apprehend them, and the job of the courts to try them. If like me you are unhappy that war criminals in the US go free, let's at least put the blame on the Justice Department where it belongs.

Sheryl G (363)
Wednesday July 10, 2013, 10:24 am
C2 is messing up, not sure if this comment will go through. Has above story what usually is found when someone is hiding their profile.

Most certainly was illegal, and these War Criminals at the top of the Command need to be held accountable. They throw a few of the lowest level soldiers under the bus and protect the ones with stars and eagles as well as our Top Commanders in the Civilian part of the Government, right to the Commander in Chief.

How can the USA stand up and say it is for Human Rights and ask other Countries to do this and that when the USA isn't doing it themselves. Hypocrite at best and extremely dangerous and deadly at worse.

Lois Jordan (63)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 4:40 pm
Noted. Thanks, Carrie. He says all the right words, yet I don't trust Comey as far as I could throw him.
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