We can’t let this Remembrance Day pass without citing George W. Bush’s latest so-sue-me confession to war crimes.
The gorge-filling moment comes when Bush explains his decision to waterboard prisoners by passing the buck to those who provided him with legal opinion on the matter: “I’m not a lawyer.” It wasn’t Bush after all. The President of the United States of America pursued a policy of torture on the advice of counsel.
The war criminals at Nuremburg claimed to be subordinates following the orders of the executive. Bush may be the first executive war criminal to claim to be following the orders of subordinates.