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October 25, 2006 3:00 AM

Cheney confirms that detainees were subjected to water-boarding

Vice President Dick Cheney has confirmed that U.S. interrogators subjected captured senior al-Qaida suspects to a controversial interrogation technique called water-boarding, which creates a sensation of drowning. Cheney indicated that the Bush administration doesnt regard water-boarding as torture and allows the CIA to use it. Its a no-brainer for me, Cheney said at one point in an interview.

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