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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.
- 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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