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Christian College Gives Torture President Honorary Humanities Degree


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By William Boardman -- Reader Supported News [2.18.15]

Texas Baptists confirm Obama's comments about Christian crimes

The American torture president and self-professed Christian, George W. Bush, gratefully accepted an honorary Doctor of Humanities degree from the Christian-ideology-based University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton, Texas, on February 11, in a "public" event that was closed to most of the public. The only direct media coverage allowed for the event was by Fox News and the college public relations team.

Even though it might have been headlined as "Christians Honor War Criminal," there were apparently no national news stories about the former president's award. Five days after the fact, the Washington-insider publication, the Hill ran a short summary noting that Bush had said, "Evil is evil."

The European Court of Human Rights has confirmed its judgment that the Bush administration orchestrated a global network of CIA black sites where suspects were imprisoned and tortured, a form of human trafficking for which Bush and his associates have yet to be held accountable. As the human rights organization Reprieve reported on February 17, the corruption of Poland's "justice" system on behalf of the Bush administration illustrates the sheer horror of the way the U.S. handled people regardless of evidence:

"In July 2014, the ECHR had ruled that Poland "facilitated" the torture, secret detention and unlawful transfer of Abu Zubaydah, who is now held in Guantanamo Bay.

Mr Zubaydah was flown from a secret site in Thailand to another CIA prison in Stare Kiejkuty in northern Poland, where he was detained and tortured during 2002 and 2003. The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) detailed in its recent report how Mr Zubaydah was subjected to torture numerous times by the CIA, before the Agency concluded that he was not a member of al Qaeda at all." [emphasis added]

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