RI Lawmaker: Bush Should Be Waterboarded For Charity

A Rhode Island Democratic lawmaker says he'll donate $100 to charity for every second former President George W. Bush withstands waterboarding.

State Rep. Rod Driver also included former Vice President Dick Cheney and ex-Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in his offer. He sent letters to all three.

Bush's administration allowed the interrogation technique, which simulates drowning, to be used on terror suspects. Driver says that, if Bush is so confident it isn't torture, he should try it for himself. His offer was first reported Thursday in The Westerly Sun.

A spokesman for Bush didn't immediately return a call seeking comment.

Cheney has defended waterboarding and other harsh interrogation methods, saying they yielded important information.

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  • by Dan on May 29, 2009 at 01:44 AM
    They kill my brothers, there lucky to live. what a liberal.he should get a swift kick. save as many american lives with any means.
  • by John Location: Washington on May 28, 2009 at 08:18 AM
    Yankee, if you are so proud.....GO BACK
  • by Jim Location: enc on May 28, 2009 at 05:29 AM
    A terrorist responds to one kind of treatment. Let the water flow, if that is what it takes. My punishment for Osama bin laden, take him to the tallest building in Chicago and throw him off the top. God was where he was supposed to be. Liberals like this fool in RI have taken God out of our schools, out of public places, and out of national events. God was where he was supposed to be. Adam and Eve disobeyed God and ate of the fruit from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Then God punished them and all who follow them. But God made a way back to him through Jesus Christ. Turn from your sins and judge not your brother. If you want to judge someone, judge why Obama nominated a Known RACIST to the high court, by her own statements.
  • by pee dee Location: jacksonville on May 28, 2009 at 05:12 AM
    To TRUTH: GOD made people, not puppets. We allowed sin into the world, not GOD.We can not blame HIM for what WE created.He created angels with free will and some of them turned on HIM. He gave us free will also and some of us have turned on HIM too.
  • by what i want to know on May 28, 2009 at 03:57 AM
    is why the terrorists' god is letting them blow everybody up in 'his' name all the time! some god!
  • by as usual.... on May 28, 2009 at 12:35 AM
    Mr. Bush, to the best of my knowledge, has not made a public statment about the "water boarding question" and I'm not surprised in the least!! Has he ever been very forthright with information to the public on anything we'd like answers for? It shows him ON CAMERA as he's being told about 9/11, while reading to children, continue to read and not respond/react for an extended period of time. Personally, I don't care about torture. It does make since that b/c we're the "good guys," we can't perform these types of things. As far as Bush and Cheney..... Heck YEA!! If they're going to feel "so strongly" about something, put something behind it! Enjoy a little dip in some water, see if you'll lie or tell the truth to get it to stop. Sounds good to me.
  • by Matt Location: NC on May 27, 2009 at 07:56 PM
    Where was God during the fall of Soddom and Gommorah? Judging their wrong doing that's where. Truth, the truth is America is going down the same road. Glad I'm a Christian. Not perfect just forgiven. You can be too!!
  • by Richard Location: Greenville on May 27, 2009 at 03:39 PM
    There you go, Truth. Try and shift fire and change the course of the debate by bringing in a question about where was God during 9/11. We cannot even begin to fathom the plan that God has set forth for us on this earth and would be foolish to try and figure out why he allows such things to happen. He is everywhere, knows everything (including the number of hairs on your head), and has everything planned out. If you don't believe it now, you will one day. Hopefully it won't be too late.
  • by Truth Location: Greenville on May 27, 2009 at 03:37 PM
    hmm, sounds like god stood by and watched his faithful die. what kind of god is that? at least their god promised them virgins for their feat.
  • by Bringbackbush Location: washington on May 27, 2009 at 12:26 PM
    Thank God George Bush was our leader and not Obama when 9-11 occurred.
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