On December 5, 2005, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice “asserted that the United States does not transport terrorism suspects ‘for the purpose of interrogation using torture’ and ‘will not transport anyone to a country when we believe he will be tortured.’ She added that ‘where appropriate, the United States seeks assurances that transferred persons will not be tortured.’ ‘The United States government does not authorize or condone torture of detainees,’ she said.”

 – Glenn Kessler, “Rice Defends Tactics Used Against Suspects,” The Washington Post, Dec. 6, 2005