Amnesty wants US to prosecute Bush

 In Decision Points published this week, Bush defended his decision to authorise waterboarding, a form of simulated drowning condemned by some as torture.

Bush said the practice was limited to three detainees and led to intelligence breakthroughs that thwarted attacks and saved lives. He told NBC in an interview to publicise the book that his legal adviser had told him it did “not fall within the anti-torture act.”

Amnesty International’s Senior Director Claudio Cordone said in a statement: “Under international law, anyone involved in torture must be brought to justice, and that does not exclude former president George W Bush.

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