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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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erin

even after the 8 years of the terrible actions he allowed to be acted out in the name of the country he was representing. we can be grateful that he taught the world, at least one thing never become disinterasted in who you want as ur voice on the world stage and forgoodness sake if you have the honour of being able to vote use it and use it wisely your vote can count, just look at what it managed in america last week

erin

even after the 8 years of the terrible actions he allowed to be acted out in the name of the country he was representing. we can be grateful that he taught the world, at least one thing never become disinterasted in who you want as ur voice on the world stage and forgoodness sake if you have the honour of being able to vote use it and use it wisely your vote can count, just look at what it managed in america last week

Anonymous

Ask someone in the army who had to interrogate people & they are generally in favor of waterboarding...why not learn a little more about this topic & stop putting the blame on one person.

Anonymous

Ask someone in the army who had to interrogate people & they are generally in favor of waterboarding...why not learn a little more about this topic & stop putting the blame on one person.

Anonymous

hahaha! everyone 20 years from now has to remember how bad he was, I am sure he is worse than nixon--- probably the worst president in the entire US history, didn't he pay somebody to "accidently" spill the idently of a CIA member because she was a wife of a newspaper writer that wrote a artical to make him look bad--- I am glad 8 years is over--;;;;

Anonymous

hahaha! everyone 20 years from now has to remember how bad he was, I am sure he is worse than nixon--- probably the worst president in the entire US history, didn't he pay somebody to "accidently" spill the idently of a CIA member because she was a wife of a newspaper writer that wrote a artical to make him look bad--- I am glad 8 years is over--;;;;

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