Rice’s student questioner then pointed out that our government had never resorted to torture, “Even in World War II, as we faced Nazi Germany — probably the greatest threat that America has ever faced.”
She quickly shot back, “And we didn’t torture anybody here either. Alright?”
“Is waterboarding torture?” the student then asked.
“I just said — the United States was told, we were told, nothing that violates our obligations under the Convention Against Torture,” Rice maintained. “And so, by definition, if it was authorized by the president, it did not violate our obligations under the Conventions Against Torture.”
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