Obama: Waterboarding Is Torture And “Contrary To American Traditions”

Posted by | November 13, 2011 22:39 | Filed under: Top Stories

Responding to an issue that arose in Saturday night’s Republican debate, President Obama asserted that waterboarding is, indeed, torture.

Obama called waterboarding “torture” and said it was “contrary to America’s traditions” during a news conference at the Asian-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit.

Republicans Herman Cain and Michele Bachmann said during a Republican debate on Saturday that they would reinstate the technique that former President George W. Bush authorized and Obama banned.

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