Read time: 1 minute

Giuliani On Waterboarding: 'It Depends On Who Does It'

[media id=2978] [media id=2979] (thanks to Logan for vids) (Nicole: David Shuster on Countdown discussed Rudy's complete lack of knowledge or under

icon Download icon Download (thanks to Logan for vids)

(Nicole: David Shuster on Countdown discussed Rudy's complete lack of knowledge or understanding of the terror threats surrounding 9/11 and I'm including the segment here as I think it brings even more to Steve Benen's post.)

At a town-hall meeting in Iowa last night, Rudy Giuliani did his best impression of a crazy person.

After noting that Giuliani ally Michael Mukasey, the Attorney General nominee, "fudged" his answer on waterboarding, a local woman asked if a presudebt can order waterboarding, even though it's torture.

Mr. Giuliani responded: “Okay. First of all, I don’t believe the attorney general designate in any way was unclear on torture. I think Democrats said that; I don’t think he was.”

Ms. Gustitus said: “He said he didn’t know if waterboarding is torture.”

Mr. Giuliani said: “Well, I’m not sure it is either. I’m not sure it is either. It depends on how it’s done. It depends on the circumstances. It depends on who does it.

This is the guy who claims to be an expert on national security and counter-terrorism? Seriously?

Can you help us out?

For 16 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit. We work 7 days a week, 16 hours a day for our labor of love, but with rising hosting and associated costs, we need your help! Could you donate $21 for 2021? Please consider a one-time or recurring donation of whatever amount you can spare, or consider subscribing for an ad-free experience. It will be greatly appreciated and help us continue our mission of exposing the real FAKE NEWS!

More C&L Coverage


New Commenting System

Our comments are now powered by Insticator. In order to comment you will need to create an Insticator account. The process is quick and simple. Please note that the ability to comment with a C&L site account is no longer available.

We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service (revised 3/17/2016) for information on our posting policy.

Please Do Not Use the Login Link at the Top of the Site.

In order to comment you must use an Insticator account. To register an account, enter your comment and click the post button. A dialog will then appear allowing you create your account.

We will be retiring our Crooks and Liars user account system in January, 2021.

Thank you.
C&L Team