Tags: Rubio Time to Revisit Waterboarding

Rubio: Time to Revisit Waterboarding

Friday, 06 May 2011 12:59 PM

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio said Friday it’s time to revisit the issue of waterboarding – an interrogation technique authorized by President George W. Bush that has since been banned by President Barack Obama – in the wake of the successful operation to kill Osama bin Laden.

rubio, waterboardingThe U.S. government can learn from its success, just as much as it can learn from its mistakes, he said, the Tampa Tribune reported.

The Republican senator said he wasn’t endorsing waterboarding. But the great success of finding and killing the most wanted terrorist on the planet gives intelligence officials an opportunity to review what worked.

"We need to find out how this information was gathered," he said, referring to whether waterboarding — also known as simulated drowning — and other enhanced interrogation techniques favored by the Bush administration helped the CIA learn about the courier who eventually led to bin Laden's hideout in Pakistan.

"Again, this is not for the purposes of saying we were right and you were wrong, it's for understanding what works and what doesn't."

Rubio's spoke about the interrogation technique in a broad discussion about what effect, if any, the death of bin Laden will have on the missions of Tampa-based U.S. Special Operations Command and U.S. Central Command.

© 2015 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

Weinerbull? Strange-Looking Dog Had Pitbull Mom, Dachshund Dad

Friday, 30 Jan 2015 13:57 PM

A Pitbull-Dachshund mix has become an online hit after a Humane Society in Georgia posted photos of the peculiar pooch t . . .

Eddie Murphy 'SNL': Comedian to Return for 40th Anniversary Special

Friday, 30 Jan 2015 13:43 PM

Eddie Murphy will return to "SNL" for its 40th anniversary special to air on Feb. 15, the comedian confirmed during an i . . .

Chris Christie Falling Off a Chair: Newly Released Clip Is a Viral Gem

Friday, 30 Jan 2015 13:23 PM

The Internet delivered a gem of a video Friday when Philadelphia radio station 94WIP released a never-before-seen clip o . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved