Cheney Says He’s “Strong Supporter” Of Waterboarding; Would Reinstate It If President
Former Vice President Dick Cheney told Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday that if he were president he’d reinstate waterboarding. “I would advocate for it,” he said.
“I’m still concerned that a lot of the techniques we used to keep the country safe for seven years have been taken off the table,” Cheney said. “It’s not clear to me today that we have an interrogation program that we could put a high-value terrorist through.”
Asked about Cheney’s comments, White House national security adviser Tom Donilon said the administration does not support using waterboarding.
“Our judgment is that it’s not consistent with our values, not consistent and not necessary in terms of getting the kind of intelligence that we need,” he said.
Cheney also said he worries that the death of bin Laden will be used as an excuse to leave Afghanistan, saying, “I’m not sure that’s wise at all.”Click here for reuse options!
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