Holder Says Waterboarding is Torture

Attorney General-nominee Eric Holder indicated today he would make a dramatic departure from the last two attorneys general by asserting that "waterboarding is torture" and drew applause by promising to shut down the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay. Waterboarding, a harsh interrogation technique which simulates drowning, has drawn criticism from lawmakers. Officials within the Bush administration have acknowledged that the CIA has used the method on terror detainees after the 9/11...Full Story
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