Guest Host: Susan Page

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

  • Ken Robinson former intelligence and special operations commander
  • 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
  • Elisa Massimino CEO and Executive Director of Human Rights First
  • Scott Shane reporter, The New York Times

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