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24 June 2017 05:36 (South Africa)

Dubya defends waterboarding in memoir

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

Former US president George W Bush defended the torture technique called waterboarding in his new memoir, called Decision Points. In the book was released on Tuesday, Bush describes waterboarding as one of a number of "enhanced interrogation techniques", claiming that employing it helped foil plans to attack Heathrow Airport, the Canary Wharf and other targets within the UK. 10 Downing Street rejected Bush's claim, saying that they agreed with US President Barack Obama (who has banned the practice) that it constitutes torture. Waterboarding is an interrogation technique where a cloth covers the victim's face and water is poured over the head, simulating drowning. Read more: Guardian

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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