Eric Holder: “No one is above the law.”

In his confirmation hearing today, Attorney General nominee Eric Holder said clearly that he believes waterboarding is torture, and that other countries would be violating international law if they waterboarded U.S. citizens.

He also said that Guantanamo will be closed, and added that he and Barack Obama are disturbed by what they’ve heard about harsh interrogation techniques. He referenced the meeting HRF organized in December with retired military leaders, who told him that abusive interrogation techniques do not produce good intelligence.

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Published on January 15, 2009

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