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Gonzales: We’re 50.1 Percent Sure We Don’t Let People Be Tortured

By Faiz Shakir

"Gonzales: We’re 50.1 Percent Sure We Don’t Let People Be Tortured"

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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.

Gonzales, today:

We do not render individuals where we believe it’s more likely than not that they will be tortured.

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