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George W Bush: 'waterboarding' saved British lives

Publié par Clifford Armion le 11/09/2010

Toby Harnden

"In an interview publicising his new book Decision Points, Mr Bush vigorously defended waterboarding, a kind of simulated drowning that was known as an enhanced interrogation technique by the Bush administration but regarded as torture by many opponents, some allies and a few internal dissenters.

"Three people were waterboarded and I believe that decision saved lives, said Mr Bush, who denied that the practice amounted to torture. When asked if he authorised of waterboarding to gain information from Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the captured al-Qaeda leader, he responded: Damn right!

"In his book, Mr Bush writes: Their interrogations helped break up plots to attack American diplomatic facilities abroad, Heathrow airport and Canary Wharf in London, and multiple targets in the United States."

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"George W Bush: 'waterboarding' saved British lives", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), septembre 2010. Consulté le 05/12/2020. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/george-w-bush-waterboarding-saved-british-lives