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Cheney was unrepentant about his support for the technique. He answered with an emphatic "yes" when asked if he had opposed the Bush administration’s decision to suspend the use of waterboarding – after it was employed against three "high-value detainees" sometimes in repetitive sequences. He added that waterboarding should still be "on the table" today.
However, on Sunday, Cheney acknowledged that the White House had told the Justice Department lawyers what legal opinions to render. In other words, the opinions amounted to ordered-up lawyering to permit the administration to do whatever it wanted.
Originally posted by ExPostFacto
reply to post by Carseller4
Most of the tactics you mentioned have been denounced by our own government as indeed "torture." The United States defines "torture" as equivalent to our Eighth Amendment protection from cruel and unusual punishment. This was found to be the case by courts as well as our own Attorney General under Bush.