George Bush defends waterboarding
as legal "because the lawyer said it was," he blathered in an
interview. The lawyer was John Yoo. Enough said. There's nothing quite
like the stomach-churning sight and sound of Bush to make us think of
the old Jewish folk-tale about a poor farmer who thinks he has it bad
till the rabbi teaches him otherwise; it's called, "It Could Always Be
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Matt Lauer: "Critics say that you got the Justice Department to give you the
legal guidance and the legal memos that you wanted. Tom Kean,
who was a former Republican co-chair of the 9/11 commission, said they
got legal opinions they wanted from their own people."
Bush: "He obviously doesn't know. I hope Mr. Kean reads the book."