Former vice president Dick Cheney told NBC’s Jamie Gangel that he has “no regrets” about authorizing the waterboarding of terror suspects.
“In your view, we should still be using enhanced interrogation?” Gangel asked Cheney.
“Yes,” Cheney replied.
“No regrets?” Gangel pressed.
“No regrets,” Cheney agreed.
“Should we still be waterboarding terror suspects?” Gangel wondered.
“I would strongly support using it again if circumstances arose where we had a high-value detainee and that was the only way we could get him to talk,” the former vice president explained.
Though many consider waterboarding torture, Cheney argued that the technique should still be a “tool.”
The full interview airs Monday at 10 p.m. ET on NBC’s Dateline.