Rice Says Bush Team Ok'd Tough Interrogations for Terror Suspects

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Mountain View, Calif (AP) Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is defending tough interrogation techniques for terrorism suspects approved by the Bush administration in the wake of 9/11, saying they were necessary to protect the U.S. From new attacks.

Rice's defense came during a visit to California in what were her most extensive public comments about how the administration dealt with detainee interrogations after the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington. Rice insisted the methods of questioning
complied with both U.S. Law and international treaty obligations.

But she acknowledged that those rules had since changed and that the United States was a “different place” back then.