CIA DIRECTOR SAYS HE WOULD REFUSE PRESIDENTIAL ORDERS TO TORTURE TERRORISTS
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Throughout this presidential election cycle, both Donald Trump and Ted Cruz have expressed support for bringing back torture techniques such as waterboarding, which were initially implemented under the Bush administration. However, these candidates are receiving resistance from CIA Director John Brennan.
In a recent interview with NBC news which will air Monday night, Brennan claimed that he would defy orders to waterboard terror suspects, even if the orders come from a future president.
When asked about enhanced interrogation techniques, he responded “I will not agree to carry out some of these tactics and techniques I’ve heard bandied about because this institution needs to endure.” And when asked specifically about waterboarding, he added “Absolutely, I would not agree to having any CIA officer carrying out waterboarding again.”
Trump responded to Brennan’s reluctance to torture terror suspects, calling it “ridiculous.” In an interview with Fox News he said “They chop off heads and they drown people in cages with 50 in a cage and big, steel, heavy cages. Drop them right into the water, drown people, and we can’t waterboard and we can’t do anything and we’re playing on different fields.”