Obama On Waterboarding

April, 2009:  "I believe that waterboarding was torture and, whatever legal rationals were used, it was a mistake."  This is after he became President.

October, 2007:  “The secret authorization of brutal interrogations is an outrageous betrayal of our core values, and a grave danger to our security. We must do whatever it takes to track down and capture or kill terrorists, but torture is not a part of the answer – it is a fundamental part of the problem with this administration’s approach. Torture is how you create enemies, not how you defeat them. Torture is how you get bad information, not good intelligence. Torture is how you set back America’s standing in the world, not how you strengthen it.”

Yesterday (Tuesday) White House deputy national security advisor John Brennan said that waterboarding did not provide any crucial information in locating Osama bin Laden.  But he didn't deny it took place! 

As Representative Steve King of Iowa asked, "Wonder what President Obama thinks of waterboarding now?"