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Bolton: ‘In 100 years people aren’t going to remember Guantánamo or Abu Ghraib.’

Posted By admin On December 30, 2008 @ 5:40 am In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

Think Progress [1]
Tuesday, Dec 30, 2008

With President Bush’s time in office rapidly coming to an end, his loyal supporters are working overtime to spin his legacy positively. In an interview with the Telegraph, Bush’s former UN ambassador, John Bolton, claims that “in 100 years,” people won’t remember two of the biggest stains on Bush’s record, Guantánamo Bay and Abu Ghraib:

“In the immediate aftermath of 9/11, he was strong and decisive and that was critical for both the country and for the Western world,” believes John Bolton. “In 100 years people aren’t going to remember Guantánamo or Abu Ghraib, they’re going to remember 9/11 and Bush’s reaction to it.”

Bolton’s claim that history will forget Bush’s human rights abuses is similar to State Department spokesman Sean McCormack’s claim that in 50 years no one will remember the shoe-hurling Iraqi journalist.

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[3] In 100 Years, the Neocons Will Be Recognized as the Tyrants They Are: http://www.prisonplanet.com/in-100-years-the-neocons-will-be-recognized-as-the-tyrants-they-are.html

[4] After Only 7 Years Of Torture: Guantanamo inmates claim 9/11 planning: report: http://www.prisonplanet.com/after-only-7-years-of-torture-guantanamo-inmates-claim-911-planning-report.html

[5] John Bolton: Israel should have attacked Iran ‘yesterday’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/john-bolton-israel-should-have-attacked-iran-yesterday.html

[6] Rumsfeld linked to Abu Ghraib abuse: http://www.prisonplanet.com/rumsfeld-linked-to-abu-ghraib-abuse.html

[7] John Bolton Suggests Nuclear Attack on Iran: http://www.prisonplanet.com/john-bolton-suggests-nuclear-attack-on-iran.html

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