Mukasey Says He Won't Prosecute Waterboard Use

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The Bush administration acknowledged for the first time this week that the CIA used waterboarding on suspected al-Qaida terrorists, and the current CIA director said the simulated drowning technique may be illegal now.

On Thursday, Democrats asked Attorney General Michael Mukasey whether he would prosecute those who used the controversial technique. He said, bluntly, no.



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