Bush Dodges O’Reilly on Torture
Posted on Oct 19, 2006
The president refuses to answer Bill O’Reilly straight when the talk comes to torture.
The biggest guffaw: Bush speaks about engaging in a grand “intellectual debate” on terrorism.
The O’Reilly Factor:
O’REILLY: Is water boarding torture?
BUSH: I don’t want to talk about techniques. And—but I do share the American people that we were within the law. And we don’t torture. We—I’ve said all along to the American people we won’t torture, but we need to be in a position where we can interrogate these people.
O’REILLY: But if the public doesn’t know what torture is or is not, as defined by the Bush administration, how can the public make a decision on whether your policy is right or wrong?
BUSH: Well, one thing is that you can rest assured we’re not going to talk about the techniques we use in a public forum. No matter how hard you try because I don’t want the enemy to be able to adjust their tactics if we capture them on the battlefield.