[Vision2020] Bush Getting Drilled Offshore By Foreigh Interviewer

Tom Hansen thansen at moscow.com
Thu Jun 19 11:53:43 PDT 2008

>From the Daily Kos at:



Transcript of video portion:


BOULTON: I mean, you've talked a lot about freedom.  I've heard you talk 
about freedom -- I think every time I've seen you.


BOULTON: And yet there are those who would say, look, let's take 
Guantanamo Bay and Abu Ghraib and rendition and all those things, and to 
them that is the, you know, the complete opposite of freedom.

THE PRESIDENT: Of course if you want to slander America, you can look at 
it one way.  But you go down -- what you need to do -- I think I suggested 
you do this at a press conference -- if you go down to Guantanamo and take 
a look at how these prisoners are treated -- and they're working it 
through our court systems.  We are a land of law.

BOULTON: But the Supreme Court have just said that -- you know, ruled 
against what you've been doing down there.

THE PRESIDENT: But the district court didn't.  And the appellate court 

BOULTON: The Supreme Court is supreme, isn't it?

THE PRESIDENT: It is, and I accept their verdict.  I don't agree with 
their verdict.  And it's not what I was doing down there.  This was a law 
passed by our United States Congress that I worked with the Congress to 
get passed and sign into law.

BOULTON: But it looked like an attempt to bypass the Constitution, to a 
certain extent.

THE PRESIDENT: This was a law passed, Adam.  We passed a law.  Bypassing 
the Constitution means that we did something outside the bounds of the 
Constitution.  We went to the Congress and got a piece of legislation 

BOULTON: Which is now being struck down, I think.

THE PRESIDENT: It is, and I accept what the Supreme Court did, and I 
necessarily don't have to agree with it.

My only point to you is, is that yes, I mean, we certainly wish Abu Ghraib 
hadn't happened, but that should not reflect America.  This was the 
actions of some soldiers. 


Seeya at Farmers' Market, Moscow.

Tom Hansen
Moscow, Idaho
"We're a town of about 23,000 with 10,000 college students. The college 
students are not very active in local elections (thank goodness!)."

- Dale Courtney (March 28, 2007)

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