According to Brennan, 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed being dunked in water is worse than killing an American citizen with no due process.
During Senate confirmation hearings on Thursday, Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI) pressed President Barack Obama’s nominee to become the next director of the Central Intelligence Agency, John Brennan, for his opinion on the enhanced interrogation technique known as waterboarding. Brennan replied unequivocally that it is the opinion of members of the administration that waterboarding is “torture.” He said he could not say himself whether the practice was torture, but he was clear that he found waterboarding “reprehensible” and said it “should have been banned.” Brennan has been an instrumental part of the crafting and implementation the Obama administration’s drone warfare policy. [...]
“It is something that should have been banned. It never should have taken place, in my view,” Brennan added. “Therefore, if I were to go to the CIA, it would never in fact be brought back.”