This is how Barack Obama admitted the US had used torture

Dina Rickman@dinarickman
Saturday 02 August 2014 12:50
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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:

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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."

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