The Definition of Torture

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Susan Page
The Definition of Torture

The Senate Judiciary Committee has asked President Bush's nominee for Attorney General to clarify his views on whether a technique that simulates drowning known as waterboarding constitutes torture. We discuss new questions about harsh...

The Senate Judiciary Committee has asked President Bush's nominee for Attorney General to clarify his views on whether a technique that simulates drowning known as waterboarding constitutes torture. We discuss new questions about harsh interrogation techniques and the definition of torture.

Guests

Scott Shane

reporter, The New York Times

Elisa Massimino

CEO and Executive Director of Human Rights First

John McLaughlin

former acting director of the Central Intelligence Agency; senior fellow at the Merrill Center for Strategic Studies at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)

Lee Casey

lawyer in private practice and former staff director of the Federal Legal Counsel in the Justice Department during the Reagan and first Bush administrations

Ken Robinson

former intelligence and special operations commander

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