In a refreshingly honest speech yesterday, sure to drive liberals over the edge, George W. Bush forthrightly declares "YES!" we waterboarded KSM, "YES!" it was the right thing to do, and "YES" he'd do it again.
"Yeah, we water-boarded Khalid Sheikh Mohammed," Bush said of the terrorist who master-minded the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on New York and Washington. He said that event shaped his presidency and convinced him the nation was in a war against terror. "I'd do it again to save lives."
Jennifer Rubin sums it up best:
Emotional. Direct. Morally unambiguous. Deeply loyal to allies. A true friend of Israel. A clear-eyed understanding of the enemy we face. Yes, Obama is the un-Bush, and the U.S., the West, and Israel are the worse for it.
Meanwhile, we have The Keystone Cops.
And note Bush's restraint in criticizing the man who criticizes him at every single opportunity:
But he also made it clear he would leave political potshots at President Barack Obama to others, saying: "You are not going to see me in the public square criticizing the president."
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