Bush says torture still necessary

By David Edwards
Sunday, January 11, 2009 10:10 EDT
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President George W. Bush told Fox’s Brit Hume that he approved enhanced interrogation tactics for suspected terrorists like Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. Bush explained, “My view is the techniques were necessary and are necessary.”

Many critics view waterboarding and other enhanced interrogation tactics approved by Bush to be torture. The president disagreed with notion that such tactics amount to toture. “I firmly reject the word ‘torture,’” said Bush

This video is from Fox’s Fox News Sunday, broadcast Jan. 11, 2009.

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David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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