"Gonzales: We’re 50.1 Percent Sure We Don’t Let People Be Tortured"
Alberto Gonzales, 12/8/05:
[W]ith respect to torture, the question is easy: We do not torture. The U.S. policy — not only is it policy, it is the law. We have a domestic law, domestic legal prohibition. We have an international prohibition against torture. … For this president, his position has been consistent all the way through with respect to torture. United States policy and our legal obligations are no torture.
We do not render individuals where we believe it’s more likely than not that they will be tortured.