Petraeus denies systematic torture during Bush years
Gen. David Petraeus told CNN’s John King that the military didn’t order torture while Bush was president. “Was the line crossed? Did you do things which you fundamentally thought were wrong and immoral? ” asked King.
“We certainly did not. There were incidents that did and we learned hard lessons from Abu Ghraib and we believe we took corrective measures in the wake of that,” said Petraeus.
The General also said that he “wouldn’t necessarily agree” with former Vice President Cheney’s assertion that President Obama’s terrorism policies were putting the country at greater risk.
This video is from CNN’s State of the Union, broadcast Mar. 29, 2009.