Barack Obama: After 9-11, the “US Tortured Some Folks”
The dreaded waterboarding ‘torture’ technique – used by the US military during training exercises.
President Barack Obama says in the immediate aftermath of 9/11, the United States did things that were wrong and crossed the line. He says, quote, “we tortured some folks.”
Obama is commenting on a Senate investigation into the CIA’s interrogation techniques. A report on that investigation’s results is expected to be released in the coming weeks.
Obama says it’s important to remember how horrified Americans were after 9/11. But he says it’s important to remember the U.S. must live up to its values.
Obama also says he has full confidence in CIA Director John Brennan.