NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 22, 2009
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(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) The continuing debate over harsh interrogation tactics used during the Bush administration featured; details given from the Senate Armed Services Committee’s finding that abuses at Iraq’s Abu Ghraib prison were systematic. [In 2004, Deputy Defense Secretary Paul WOLFOWITZ- blames Abu Ghraib on a “few bad actors.”] [Senator Carl LEVIN – notes there were attempts to destroy warnings against these techniques.] [Former State Department counselor Philip ZELIKOW- comments on the effort to destroy his memo.] [Secretary of State Hillary CLINTON – comments on former Vice President Dick Cheney’s claim that the techniques worked.] [Senator Lindsey GRAHAM- objects to criminalizing policy makers.] National Intelligence director Dennis Blair’s views on the interrogations noted.