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On torture, Obama content to leave dispute 'in the past'

On torture, Obama content to leave dispute 'in the past'

 Upon release of the Senate Intelligence Committee report on the George W. Bush administration's use of "enhanced interrogation techniques" on captured al-Qaida suspects, two prominent American figures stoutly defended the practice -- former Vice President Dick Cheney and current CIA director John Brennan. Mr. Cheney's full-throated support, on last Sunday's "Meet the Press," was expected, inasmuch as he was an aggressive defender of expanded presidential powers in a variety of ways as vice president. He flatly confirmed that Bush approved the employment of waterboarding and other "EITs," declaring for himself that if he...

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