Skip to main content Accessibility help
×
Home

Senior U.S. Officials Acknowledge Waterboarding of Three Suspected Terrorists; Administration Defends Practice

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  10 March 2017

Abstract

Image of the first page of this article
Type
Contemporary Practice of the United States Relating to International Law
Copyright
Copyright © American Society of International Law 2008

Access options

Get access to the full version of this content by using one of the access options below.

References

1 Mark, Mazzetti, Intelligence Chief Says Al Qaeda Improves Ability to Strike in U.S. , N.Y. Times, Feb. 6, 2008, at A1Google Scholar; Walter, Pincus, Pakistan Is Threatened, Intelligence Chief Says , Wash. Post, Feb. 6, 2008, at A3Google Scholar.

2 CIA Director Names 3 on Whom Waterboarding Was Used , The CNN Wire (Feb. 5, 2008)Google Scholar, at <http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp–dyn/content/blog/2008/02/06/BL2008020602244.html>.

3 Scott, Shane, C.I.A. Chief Doubts Tactic to Interrogate Is Still Legal , N.Y. Times, Feb. 8, 2008, at A9Google Scholar; Dan, Eggen, Justice Dept. ‘Cannot’ Probe Waterboarding, Mukasey Says , Wash. Post, Feb. 8, 2008 at A4Google Scholar.

4 The White House, Vice President’s Remarks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (Feb. 7, 2008)Google Scholar, at <http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2008/02/20080207–11.html>. Justice, Scalia also supported the view that physical interrogations could be used in situations involving imminent threats. Scalia Says He Sees a Role for Physical Interrogations , N.Y. Times, Feb. 13, 2008 at A13Google Scholar.

5 White House Press Briefing (Feb. 6, 2008)Google Scholar, at <http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2008/02/20080206–3.html>; see Dan, Eggen, White House Defends CIA’s Use of Waterboarding in Interrogations , Wash. Post, Feb. 7, 2008, at A3Google Scholar; Dan, Eggen, White House Pushes Waterboarding Rationale , Wash. Post, Feb. 13, 2008, at A3Google Scholar.

6 Philip, Shenon, Mukasey Offers View on Waterboarding , N.Y. Times, Jan. 30, 2008, at A11Google Scholar; Dan, Eggen, Mukasey Holds Back on Torture Issue , Wash. Post, Jan. 30, 2008, at A3Google Scholar; Philip, Shenon, Mukasey Will Not Rule Out Waterboarding , N.Y. Times, Jan. 31, 2008, at A24Google ScholarPubMed; Dan, Eggen, Mukasey Hints at Wider CIA Probe , Wash. Post, Jan. 31, 2008, at A2Google Scholar.

7 Eggen, supra note 3. In January, the president renominated Steven Bradbury, the acting head of the Office of Legal Counsel, for confirmation as head of that office. In 2005, Bradbury approved classified memorandums sanctioning aggressive interrogation techniques, and Senate Democrats have opposed his nomination. Philip, Shenon & Eric, Lichtblau, White House Renews Battle over Lawyer Who Signed Interrogation Memos , N.Y. Times, Jan. 24, 2008, at A18Google Scholar.

8 David, Herszenhorn, Bill Curbing Terror Interrogators Is Sent to Bush, Who Has Vowed to Veto It , N.Y. Times, Feb. 14, 2008, at A25Google Scholar; Dan, Eggen, Senate Passes Ban on Waterboarding Other Techniques , Wash. Post, Feb. 14, 2008, at A3Google Scholar.

9 A President Who Tortured , Editorial, Wash. Post, Feb. 8, 2008, at A18Google Scholar.

10 Waterboarding Should Be Prosecuted as Torture—UN , Feb. 8, 2008 Google Scholar, at <http://www.reuters.com/article/latestCrisis/idUSN08520616>.

Full text views

Full text views reflects PDF downloads, PDFs sent to Google Drive, Dropbox and Kindle and HTML full text views.

Total number of HTML views: 0
Total number of PDF views: 9 *
View data table for this chart

* Views captured on Cambridge Core between 10th March 2017 - 16th January 2021. This data will be updated every 24 hours.

Hostname: page-component-77fc7d77f9-2nq4t Total loading time: 0.225 Render date: 2021-01-16T09:33:39.829Z Query parameters: { "hasAccess": "0", "openAccess": "0", "isLogged": "0", "lang": "en" } Feature Flags last update: Sat Jan 16 2021 09:01:07 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time) Feature Flags: { "metrics": true, "metricsAbstractViews": false, "peerReview": true, "crossMark": true, "comments": true, "relatedCommentaries": true, "subject": true, "clr": true, "languageSwitch": true, "figures": false, "newCiteModal": false, "shouldUseShareProductTool": true, "shouldUseHypothesis": true, "isUnsiloEnabled": true }

Send article to Kindle

To send this article to your Kindle, first ensure no-reply@cambridge.org is added to your Approved Personal Document E-mail List under your Personal Document Settings on the Manage Your Content and Devices page of your Amazon account. Then enter the ‘name’ part of your Kindle email address below. Find out more about sending to your Kindle. Find out more about sending to your Kindle.

Note you can select to send to either the @free.kindle.com or @kindle.com variations. ‘@free.kindle.com’ emails are free but can only be sent to your device when it is connected to wi-fi. ‘@kindle.com’ emails can be delivered even when you are not connected to wi-fi, but note that service fees apply.

Find out more about the Kindle Personal Document Service.

Senior U.S. Officials Acknowledge Waterboarding of Three Suspected Terrorists; Administration Defends Practice
Available formats
×

Send article to Dropbox

To send this article to your Dropbox account, please select one or more formats and confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies. If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your <service> account. Find out more about sending content to Dropbox.

Senior U.S. Officials Acknowledge Waterboarding of Three Suspected Terrorists; Administration Defends Practice
Available formats
×

Send article to Google Drive

To send this article to your Google Drive account, please select one or more formats and confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies. If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your <service> account. Find out more about sending content to Google Drive.

Senior U.S. Officials Acknowledge Waterboarding of Three Suspected Terrorists; Administration Defends Practice
Available formats
×
×

Reply to: Submit a response


Your details


Conflicting interests

Do you have any conflicting interests? *