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What a welcome much contact Gerald Nadler presenting a New York's eight congressional district congratulations on your reelection they don't need -- really have a -- was not in jeopardy.
Obviously right we're terribly.
That's but so you really wasn't it it was a -- -- and one of those a cliffhanger -- anyway the president the former president George W.
As you know -- giving interviews and actually spoke to the issue and bragged about waterboarding.
Let's talk about waterboarding -- -- we believe America's going to be attacked again.
All kinds of intelligence coming.
And and and one of the high valued.
-- cut -- praises Khalid Sheikh Mohammad chief operating officer had ordered the attack on.
And they say it was these good information as soon find out what he knows.
Necessitate our team but the techniques legal and paid legal team -- -- -- -- and I -- And this is a conversation I had with medlar which continued -- -- apparently -- and repent because the lawyers said it was -- Congressman Nadler what's your response to what the president's in this interview.
Well the United States has always.
Except during the bush administration's -- -- waterboarding and torture and therefore illegal under American and international law.
The United States has prosecuted those Japanese -- -- -- American prisoners.
The United -- prosecute American soldiers -- engaging in waterboarding in previous decades.
The -- -- attorney general says the world would torture.
The law says that when it's credible evidence of torture has occurred the united the the country must investigate and report -- -- prosecuted.
The pro President Bush admitted or authorizing waterboarding waterboarding is always been regarded.
And is currently regarded by the current attorney general as -- It's against the -- it must be investigated and asked me he also went on to say that them.
He believes that the key players in the corporate that they Q that lives were at stake.
We had plenty of witnesses and for divisive committee from the FBI and CIA said we've got much better actual intelligence.
From -- some more traditional psychological techniques and primeau waterboarding and torture.
And that we will have to know from and it's from it from any number of witnesses that and band and evidence that.
Portability of the torture techniques similar to the recruitment of Qaeda and other people to kill American troops.
Is bush off the hook though if he goes to his attorneys and they say Mr.
We've looked at it it's legal go ahead he goes -- says the attorney so he was legal.
I don't think you're gonna get that ought to put more the that's the legal judgment I think it's.
Quote board he is the is that the special prosecutor took control -- So now you call for that in the past and -- -- be on the Judiciary Committee the minority member with.
-- of congress is that make it obviously more difficult thing to to do this right.
Makes it more difficult.
I am under no illusions it's going to happen anyway.
The current administration it's -- is absolutely no interest.
And looking yet illegal actions the prior administration I think it's shameful.
Because -- do think the United States we have percent of American -- And we -- to show that we abided by the lies -- demand that -- abide by the law and also.
By saying that there waterboarding is legal that we will engage in this kind of thing that we -- -- in this kind of thing without investigating and its -- placing its.
We're getting open the season.
To people who make captured American troops to engage in similar -- American troops than what we -- Are you saying the Obama administration is shameful for not pursuing this.
I'm saying that not but not pissed that that the -- by the administration by not.
Investigating -- by taking.
Of the kind that the prior administration off the table by saying they would it'll look forward not backward which would -- he never investigated the crime.
But that's not an honorable course.
So what you know that your chances are limited them and in the the probably will not be an investigation.
What kind of support do you have though in congress -- Well I don't know that it had -- -- too much illusion that we're going to have an investigation.
But I do think it's incumbent at Oakland to.
That to raise the banner and then two and and to vindicate American -- Which was presented to snow and in the future can -- that no incentive.
Khalid Sheikh Mohamed was water boarded a 183 times and and what point do you keep repeating simply -- it doesn't you know insanity to keep doing the same thing -- ineffective or result.
And they think -- -- a July 2004 CIA memo that said the information he gave was actually from his Rolodex.
It wasn't from.
The -- need to -- when -- torture somebody.
You get what ever he -- garbage information back people's put anything that -- that I think.
We're located about doing.
We know from a FBI and CIA witnesses that we -- much better information actionable intelligence.
But using more traditional.
Psychological and other techniques are.
And that appear to be that any this tortures you with any.
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