7,308. 12/16/2008

“CIA Director Michael V. Hayden has said that the agency used the [waterboarding] technique on three Al Qaeda suspects in 2002 and 2003. But the practice was discontinued when lawyers from the Department of Justice and other agencies began backing away from their opinions endorsing its legality.”

 – Greg Miller, “Cheney OK’d Harsh CIA Tactics,” The Los Angeles Times, Dec. 16, 2008

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