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.