6,794. 9/6/2006

On September 6, 2006, President Bush discussed the high-value detainees transferred to Guantanamo in an interview with CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric. When Bush mentioned that the CIA was no longer interrogating the detainees, "Couric asked Mr. Bush if this is a tacit acknowledgement that the way these detainees were handled was wrong. 'No. Not at all. It's a tacit acknowledgement that we're doing smart things to get information to protect the American people,' the President said. 'I've said to the people that we don't torture, and we don't.' "

 – Melissa McNamara, “Bush: ‘We Don’t Torture,'” CBS News, Feb. 11, 2009,

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