Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Why Bush "owned up to secret CIA prisons"

Here's the transcript if you haven't read it yet:

Transcript: President Bush explains how CIA secret prison program 'saved lives'

It's very simple why he did this now:

He needs this Congress to pass amendments to the War Crimes Act now. The Congress is only going to meet for a short time before the elections. The next Congress may impeach him on the War Crimes Act. He wants this Congress to cover his ass.

Don't take my word for it, listen to Bush himself:

"And some believe our military and intelligence personnel involved in capturing and questioning terrorists could now be at risk of prosecution under the War Crimes Act simply for doing their jobs in a thorough and professional way."

The personnel he's taking about is him.


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