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Sight Gag: Frost/Nixon Rediva

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Condoleezza Rice Interviewed at Stanford, April 2009

Q: Is Waterboarding Torture:

Rice:  The president instructed us that nothing we would do would be outside of our obligations, legal obligations under the Convention Against Torture ….

Q: Okay.  Is waterboarding torture in your opinion?

Rice:  I just said, the U.S. was told, we were told, nothing that violates our obligations under the Convention Against Torture.  And so by definition, if it was authorized by the president, it did not violate our obligations under the Convention Against Torture.

Credit:  Mr. Fish

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Sight Gag: Frost/Nixon Rediva


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