As I discussed in my prior post, the right wing is pressing forward in their attempt to re-write history so that Bush is viewed favorably. We need to remind the world of the facts so their lies don't become history.
What should always be an enduring part of his legacy is torture. Not just water boarding, which is bad enough. In the documentary below, which won an Academy Award for Best Documentary in 2007, we learn about an Afghan taxi driver, Dilawar, who was beaten so severely about the legs that his legs were "pulpified" according to the medical report. This combined with chaining in in stress positions for 4 straight days led to his death. His legs would have required amputation had he survived. An interrogator belived him to be innocent of any wrongdoing, and soon after his death the US military likewise concluded he had nothing to do with any attacks on US military bases.
This was not a case of a few bad apples. This played out exactly what the Bush administration had directed. A few of the grunts served a tiny amount of time, but Bush pardoned himself and those in his administration that were actually responsible.
The documentary is graphic and pretty long (over 2 hours) but worthwhile.
Meanwhile in Guantanamo the travesty of justice continues. Today prisoners are being force fed as they engage in a hunger strike.