Bozell: Bush Deserves More Credit on bin Laden Killing
"If you listen very carefully, you can hear the sound of thousands of people in Washington, D.C., peeling egg off their faces," NewsBusters publisher Brent Bozell quipped on the May 6 "Fox & Friends," referring to the naysayers who condemned enhanced interrogation techniques such as waterboarding during the Bush administration.
Indeed, President Bush "is not getting the credit he deserves" for the finding and killing of Osama bin Laden.
"[I]t is because of waterboarding Osama bin Laden is dead, and everybody knows it," the MRC founder argued. "It's about time people started admitting it in [Washington] that it is because of these techniques that George Bush was crucified over that Osama bin Laden is dead today," he added.
As for the mainstream media, "it's high time they started apologizing to [President Bush]" for accusing him of authorizing torture and arguing that waterboarding would never lead to actionable intelligence.
As to the controversy over Obama not releasing a photo of a dead bin Laden, the MRC president agreed with Obama's decision to not release it, but noted that the news media went to court to push for release of the Abu Ghraib photos.
"He's dead, let's leave it at that," Bozell concluded.
For the full segment, watch the video embedded above.