President Bush gave a disturbing national radio address this morning where he called the various techniques used by the CIA to question suspected terrorists both “safe” and “legal.”
Look, I’m no watchdog. I’m not screaming for CIA reform or complete transparency or whatnot, but the simple fact is that water boarding is a form of torture. It’s internationally recognized as a form of torture. It has killed people in the past.
And our president not only sanctions it, he defends it and calls it necessary and safe and legal.
This is where we’re at now.