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” ‘The reason she [Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice] is able to say that the United States does not engage in torture is that the [Bush] administration has redefined torture to exclude any technique that they use,’ said Tom Malinowski, Washington director of Human Rights Watch. ‘What makes this awkward for Secretary Rice is that the state department has continued to condemn as torture techniques such as waterboarding when they are used by other countries–in other words the very techniques the CIA has used against these high level detainees.’ ”

 – Suzanne Goldenberg, “Detainee Flights have Saved European Lives, says Rice,” The Guardian, Dec. 6, 2005

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