Bush’s Farewell: “I Followed My Conscience.”

Detainee being tortured by US personnel at Abu Ghraib prison, Iraq.

“I have followed my conscience and done what I thought was right.
…This is a nation where citizens show calm in times of danger,
and compassion in the face of suffering.”

– President George W. Bush, Farewell Address, Jan. 15, 2009.

Agonized detainee during a bloody beating by US personnel at Abu Ghraib prison, Iraq.

“We must continue to engage the world with confidence and clear purpose.
In the face of threats from abroad, it can be tempting to seek comfort by turning inward.”

– President George W. Bush, Farewell Address, Jan. 15, 2009.

Detainees hooded and bound inside a plane, US flag hanging behind.

“We must keep our resolve. And we must never let down our guard.”

– President George W. Bush, Farewell Address, Jan. 15, 2009.

Unspeakable horrors being performed by US personnel at Au Ghraib prison, in Iraq.

“I have confidence in the promise of America because I know the character of our people.”

– President George W. Bush, Farewell Address, Jan. 15, 2009.

George W. Bush giving the finger, during the 2000 presidential campaign,

“I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute
the office of President of the United States,
and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and
defend the Constitution of the United States.
So help me God”

– George W. Bush, Jan. 20, 2001 and Jan. 20, 2005,
Presidential Oath of Office,
United States Constitution, Article II, Section I.


Listen to President George W. Bush’s
Farewell Address to the nation.

Thursday, January 15, 2009
(MP3, 13 min. – via WhiteHouse.gov)