Rove: Torture memos created to ‘constrain’ interrogations
Karl Rove told Fox’s Chris Wallace that Office of Legal Council memos that authorized enhanced interrogation techniques were created to limit the types of interrogations that could be performed, according to former President Bush’s Senior White House advisor Karl Rove. “You may disagree with the legal reasoning between Yoo and Bradbury and others writing those memos, but they’re an attempt to constrain behavior, to define what cannot be done and what can be done, not, quote, anything goes,” said Rove.
Critics have said that the memos were created to justify techniques like waterboarding which had already been used by the time the memos were written.
This video is from Fox’s Fox News Sunday, broadcast May 24, 2009.