President Bush today said he banned a bill that prevents the CIA from using a torture technique known as ‘waterboarding’ because it has proven effective in extracting information that prevented attacks, and thus keeps “America safe”.

link: CNN article

the image below shows an American soldier during the Vietnam War assisting the waterboarding of a North Vietnamese POW:


this detail shows his emotive state:

waterboarding detail

and a detail of President Bush’s face from Nov 2007 when he discussed terrorism and torture techniques to a crowd of Heritage Foundation supporters:

bush waterboarding

read more about waterboarding.