President Obama: 'We Tortured Some Folks'

President Obama: 'We Tortured Some Folks'

Friday at a press conference, President Barack Obama said in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks, the United States “tortured some folks.”

“In the immediate aftermath of 9/11 we did some things that were wrong,” he said. “We tortured some folks.”

The president recalled how afraid people were that more attacks were coming but he said that can not be an excuses for “enhanced interrogation techniques.”  

He added, “Techniques that I believe and I think any fair minded person would believe was torture, we crossed a line, and that needs to be understood and accepted. and we have to as a  country take responsibility for it so hopefully we don’t do it again.”

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