Rove: Torture memos created to ‘constrain’ interrogations

By David Edwards
Sunday, May 24, 2009 8:58 EDT
google plus icon
  • Print Friendly and PDF
  • Email this page

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.

Download video via RawReplay.com

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.
By commenting, you agree to our terms of service
and to abide by our commenting policy.