Intelligence Chief Shares Thoughts on Waterboarding National Intelligence Chief Mike McConnell tells The New Yorker magazine that waterboarding would be torture if it happened to him. But he declined for legal reasons to say if waterboarding should be considered torture by the U.S. government.
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Intelligence Chief Shares Thoughts on Waterboarding

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Intelligence Chief Shares Thoughts on Waterboarding

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National Intelligence Chief Mike McConnell tells The New Yorker magazine that waterboarding would be torture if it happened to him. He also says that if the government officially decided the technique was torture, there'd be a "huge penalty" against whoever used it.

But the intelligence chief declined for legal reasons to say if waterboarding should be considered torture by the U.S. government.

Last month, the House approved a bill that would prevent the CIA from using waterboarding.