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Legacy

How will the 43rd President of the United States be remembered? Chances are, as the Torture President.

For a span of 225 years after George Washington so eloquently and publicly opposed the practice of torture, the United States maintained a standard of human rights that protected even the most hated of her enemies. But in his attempt to wage war on terror, the 43rd President of the United States, George Walker Bush, subverted the constitution and denied the writ of habeas corpus to government prisoners. President Bush vetoed a bill that sought to establish a single standard of integration for US forces. He supported the practice of waterboarding as a means of extracting information from suspected terrorists. And despite the effort of human rights groups around the world, President Bush, in an attempt to circumvent the Geneva Convention, refused to characterize this practice of simulated drowning as torture. Bush may well go down in history as the torture president.


What do you think George Bush's legacy will be? Comment below.

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Anonymous

I hope the door hits him in the ass on the way out...it can't come soon enough. He needs to be held accountable for this entire mess..it's just so disgusting, words can't even begin to describe the disdain I have for this man, and I suspect I'm in good company. Amazing that some of the most hardheaded steadfast Republicans that I know have said to me...I thought he was a good man, that's why I voted for him..but he changed. My answer to these people...he didn't change, he just finally showed you who he is and who he has always been. Some of us knewway before and predicted this outcome. He wasn't voted in, he conviently stole that election......Sign me..A TRUE PATRIOT.

Anonymous

I hope the door hits him in the ass on the way out...it can't come soon enough. He needs to be held accountable for this entire mess..it's just so disgusting, words can't even begin to describe the disdain I have for this man, and I suspect I'm in good company. Amazing that some of the most hardheaded steadfast Republicans that I know have said to me...I thought he was a good man, that's why I voted for him..but he changed. My answer to these people...he didn't change, he just finally showed you who he is and who he has always been. Some of us knewway before and predicted this outcome. He wasn't voted in, he conviently stole that election......Sign me..A TRUE PATRIOT.

heidiho

hopefully this douche bag won't go down in history for anything. the world should just completely disregard his existence.

heidiho

hopefully this douche bag won't go down in history for anything. the world should just completely disregard his existence.

Rodrigo Peñalba

thought Bush Jr. was the one who denied the Habeas Corpus, torture was a regular policy from the US Govermennt trough their organizations suck as CIA, School of the americas, and many many others. Countless masacres have ocurred in El Salvador, Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil (and almost every other latinamerican country) by foes trained in US institutions or by US instructors.

Rodrigo Peñalba

thought Bush Jr. was the one who denied the Habeas Corpus, torture was a regular policy from the US Govermennt trough their organizations suck as CIA, School of the americas, and many many others. Countless masacres have ocurred in El Salvador, Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil (and almost every other latinamerican country) by foes trained in US institutions or by US instructors.

Tony

George W. Bush - The Financial Meltdown President or the Economic Collapse President? He's torturing us all, not just those prisoners.

Tony

George W. Bush - The Financial Meltdown President or the Economic Collapse President? He's torturing us all, not just those prisoners.

Anonymous

The ultimate irony will occur next week when Obama is sworn in as thousands of concerned teens and young adults march for life in Washington, DC - 3000 children murdered daily with Obama's FOCA promise to Planned Parenthood's $$$ greedy baby butchering machine -

Anonymous

The ultimate irony will occur next week when Obama is sworn in as thousands of concerned teens and young adults march for life in Washington, DC - 3000 children murdered daily with Obama's FOCA promise to Planned Parenthood's $$$ greedy baby butchering machine -

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