Rep. John Boehner got a little honest today when he admitted that we used "torture."
Boehner: Last week, they released these memos outlining torture techniques and that was clearly a political decision and ignored the advice of their Director of National Intelligence and their CIA director.
Boehner said at a press conference in the Capitol.
The techniques discussed include waterboarding, slamming detainees into walls, and depriving them of sleep for up to 11 days.
Boehner argued that a discussion of such torture techniques was "inappropriate," as it could tip off U.S. enemies to the tactics used and "denigrate" the United States and its allies. Torture is illegal under U.S. and international law.
Now here come Michael Steel to clean up Boehner's mess.
Regarding his use of the T-word, Boehner spokesman Michael Steel writes, "It is clear from the context that Boehner was simply using liberals' verbiage to describe these interrogation techniques. The United States does not torture."
A new report contradicts the official claim that only three detainees were waterboarded by the CIA.
By Cora Currier, ProPublica
For many years, Bush administration officials have said that the CIA waterboarded only three terror Read more...