“Asked if harsh interrogation techniques at Guantanamo Bay played a role in obtaining intelligence on bin Laden’s whereabouts, [Former Defense Secretary Donald] Rumsfeld declares: ‘First of all, no one was waterboarded at Guantanamo Bay. That’s a myth that’s been perpetrated around the country by critics. The United States Department of Defense did not do waterboarding for interrogation purposes to anyone. It is true that some information that came from normal interrogation approaches at Guantanamo did lead to information that was beneficial in this instance. But it was not harsh treatment and it was not waterboarding.’ ”

 – Jim Meyers and Ashley Martella, “Rumsfeld Exclusive: There Was No Waterboarding at Gitmo,” Newsmax, May 2, 2011