Ivor O’Connor

December 16, 2008

Cheney: Waterboarding ‘successful’

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — ioconnor @ 9:08 am

This seems in sharp contrast

In an interview with ABC News, Cheney said waterboarding was appropriate in the interrogation of Khalid Sheik Mohammed, accused of masterminding the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

“On the question of so-called torture, we don’t do torture,” Cheney said. “We never have. It’s not something that this administration subscribes to.”

to what actual detainees say. The Supreme Court now wants to look into this.

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday granted an appeal by four former Guantanamo prisoners and ordered further review of their lawsuit against top Pentagon officials for torture and religious abuse. The justices set aside a U.S. appeals court ruling that dismissed the lawsuit by the four British citizens over their treatment at the U.S. military base at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba on the grounds they have no right to sue. The Supreme Court sent the case back to the appeals court for further consideration in view of the high court’s ruling in June that Guantanamo prisoners have the legal right to challenge their continued confinement before federal judges in Washington, D.C.

It will be interesting to see how this plays out.


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