Former Secretary of State Colin Powell discussed waterboarding in an appearance on Larry King Live on November 15, 2010. “When its use came up after 9/11, Powell said ‘all of us felt that waterboarding was, if not over the line, that at least very close to the line.’ He said that he understood why [President] Bush authorized waterboarding, but said he himself wouldn’t support something he said ‘could be called now torture.’ ”

 – “Powell: Obama Failed to Focus on What’s ‘Most Important,'” CNN.com, Nov. 16, 2010