US President Barack Obama has admitted that America tortured people in the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks. Speaking to reporters on Friday, he said:
We tortured some folks. We did some things that were contrary to our values.
He added: "Even before I came into office, I was very clear that in the immediate aftermath of 9/11 we did some things that were wrong. We crossed a line and that needs to be understood and accepted. We have to as a country take responsibility for that."