Former President George W. Bush was by turns affable, relaxed — and deadly serious in his local appearance Wednesday. “Yeah, we water-boarded Khalid Sheikh Mohammed,” Bush said of the terrorist who master-minded the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on New York and Washington. He said that event shaped his presidency and convinced him the nation was in a war against terror.”I’d do it again to save lives.”
In a speech and question-and-answer session before the Economic Club of Grand Rapids, Bush defended his decision to go to war in 2003 with Iraq.
“Getting rid of Saddam Hussein was the right thing to do and the world is a better place without him,” Bush said.
Say what you will about Obama. Two years going on, it’s still a comfort to know at least he’s not Bush.