Washington (CNSNews.com) -- President Barack Obama still opposes enhanced interrogation techniques, such as waterboarding, the White House spokesman said on Tuesday, the same day that CIA Director Leon Panetta did not deny that waterboarding was a tactic that in part led to the successful operation on Sunday to kill terrorist Osama bin Laden.
On Tuesday’s NBC Nightly News, anchor Brian Williams asked Panetta, “I'd like to ask you about the sourcing on the intel that ultimately led to this successful attack. Can you confirm that it was as a result of waterboarding that we learned what we needed to learn to go after bin Laden?”
Panetta said the U.S. intelligence community works “from a lot of sources of information,” and added, “Clearly, some of it came from detainees and the interrogation of detainees. But we also had information from other sources as well”...