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

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(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?

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