When most US presidents leave office they usually ride off into the sunset and enter the next phase of their political life as an elder statesmen. The first years as a formal president are usually spent rounding up the money for a presidential library,building a retirement estate, taking a world tour as a welcomed American statesmen, or writing a book. Considering that Bush W. is a wanted man in a few nations and not very well liked by many others, taking a statesmen world tour is pretty much out of the question. His family is very rich so he has no need to build a retirement estate. No one is looking forward to breaking ground on a Bush W. library any time soon. His biggest option as elder statesmen is to write a book about his days in the White House.
Yes everyone, Bush W. has written a book about his `glorious` days as Commander in Chief of the United States of America. The book is just about to hit bookshelves in America and already it is generating heat within the political circus. According to several media outlets not only does Bush W. admit he gave official approval for US intelligence to use waterboarding as a means to get `information` from suspected terrorist he goes as far to say that,`lives were saved by information gathered from militant suspects.` When Bush named which lives were saved,namely the British, that is when someone from across the pond stood up and called bull.
Formal Top British Minister during the Bush years, Kim Howells, has been quick to point out just how far off base Bush is being with his claims of British lives being saved by American waterboarding methods. Raw story reports that during a BBC radio interview Howells said, `Where I doubt what President Bush said is that this, what we regard as torture, actually produced information which was instrumental in preventing....plots coming to fruition.` Howells is pretty much saying that waterboarding was useless and did little to prevent terror attacks. Most people are already aware that the policy of torture adopted by Bush and continued by Obama is nothing short of forcing suspect of give false information.
As Raw Story reports Howells is not the only British official who put Bush`s claims into question. Formal home shadow security David Davis has come out and said, `People under torture tell you what you want to hear...apart from being immoral, apart from destroying our standing in the world, apart from undermining the way of life we`re trying to defend, it actually doesn`t deliver.`
This sudden outburst of criticisms of Bush`s waterboarding policy could be an attempt by these British officials to distance themselves from being accused of war crimes at a later point. Bush`s brash admission of approving of torture while in office is enough to land him and anyone else defending said policies on trail for war crimes. Apart from Bush saying he approved of torture there is ample evidence locked away within Washington in official White House documents to put away the entire gang involved. Maybe this is why Bush is in no hurry to start work on a Presidential library?