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Gitmo legal adviser says waterboarding evidence is ok.

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During a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing yesterday on the “The Legal Rights of Guantanamo Detainees,” the military’s legal adviser at Guantanamo Bay Brig. Gen. Thomas W. Hartmann “wouldn’t rule out the possibility that statements by suspected terrorists subjected to waterboarding…could be used at hearings being conducted at Guant¡namo Bay.” “If the evidence is reliable and probative and the judge concluded it is in the interest of justice to use that evidence,” it would be admitted, said Hartmann. Watch it:

[flv http://video.thinkprogress.org/2007/12/HartmannWaterboardingEvidence.320.240.flv]

The Pentagon blocked former Guantanamo prosecutor Col. Morris Davis from testifying. Davis would have called evidence from waterboarding “unreliable.”