Exactly 16 Years Ago, George W. Bush Opened the Floodgates to Torture at Guantánamo

So let’s nip this idea that “Bush wasn’t so bad” in the bud, shall we?

Andy Worthington

Whispering in the ear of former president George W. Bush was his Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld in this file photo. (Credit: AP)

Since the terrible elevation of the grotesquely inadequate figure of Donald Trump to the position of President of the United States, there has been a bizarre propensity, on the part of those in the center and on the left of US political life, to seek to rehabilitate the previous Republican president, George W. Bush.

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