BUSH VETOES BILL BANNING WATERBOARDING

President Bush said Saturday he vetoed legislation that would ban the CIA from using harsh interrogation methods such as waterboarding to break suspected terrorists because it would end practices that have prevented attacks.

[When did it prevent an attack? Rather, how many people now hate America who did not before George W. Bush was illegally declared President and who now want to attack America principally on account of the fact that America has tortured (beyond even waterboarding) people on orders of George W. Bush?]

President Bush waits to speak to the Heritage Foundation about waterboarding and terrorism in November 2007.

[The Heritage Foundation: A heritage of evil.]

"The bill Congress sent me would take away one of the most valuable tools in the war on terror," Bush said in his weekly radio address taped for broadcast Saturday. "So today I vetoed it," Bush said. The bill he rejected provides guidelines for intelligence activities for the year and has the interrogation requirement as one provision. It cleared the House in December and the Senate last month.

[Waterboarding is a tool of demons. It's from the dark side that Dick Cheney has openly (verbatim) encouraged the US to enter. It's a dark art that no righteous soul would ever use on anyone under any circumstances. Bush and Cheney have dragged the people down with them into the cesspool. Their morals are toxic waste. Using Bush's twisted logic, there is no limit to the depravity to which human kind should bend to preserve the flesh. His view and position are completely antichrist.]

"This is no time for Congress to abandon practices that have a proven track record of keeping America safe," the president said.

[No one anywhere is made safe by George W. Bush's ideology. The people must denounce waterboarding and all who have used it and want to use it as the dross that it and they are (make of themselves by their stance).]

Supporters of the legislation say it would preserve the United States' ability to collect critical intelligence while also providing a much-needed boost to country's moral standing abroad.

"Torture is a black mark against the United States," said Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-California. "We will not stop until [the ban] becomes law."

[She voted for Michael Mukasey for US Attorney General. She should bite her tongue.]

The bill would limit CIA interrogators to the 19 techniques allowed for use by military questioners. The Army field manual in 2006 banned using methods such as waterboarding or sensory deprivation on uncooperative prisoners.

Bush said the CIA must retain use of "specialized interrogation procedures" that the military doesn't need. The military methods are designed for questioning "lawful combatants captured on the battlefield," while intelligence professionals are dealing with "hardened terrorists" who have been trained to resist the techniques in the Army manual, the president said. ...

[This so-called president is just attempting to tempt the whole nation and world to fall further. He's a tempter. He needs to be viewed in that light. His positions need to be rejected and overridden once and for all. No one who agrees with him should be chosen by anyone to lead anything. He is not fit to lead and never has been. He was and remains a terrible choice. Turn George and all your false-hearted, hardhearted followers and supporters. Turn now before it becomes too late for you in this life.]

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