Former Homeland Security chief calls waterboarding torture Dennis Zawacki II at 9:56 AM ET
[JURIST] Former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge [official profile] told the Associated Press Friday that he has "no doubt" that the controversial interrogation technique waterboarding [JURIST news archive] should be considered torture. Ridge noted that he didn't have specific information about interrogation techniques used by intelligence agents while he served as head of the Department of Homeland Security, but stressed that "waterboarding was, is - and will always be - torture."
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