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Former President Carter Says US Does Torture: "I Don't Think It, I Know It" [VIDEO]

When asked if Bush is lying about torture, Carter said, "The president is self-defining what we have done and authorized in the torture of prisoners. Yes."
 
 
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On Wednesday, former President Jimmy Carter gave a blistering, and absolutely correct, analysis of Bush and Cheney to the BBC. He said Vice President Dick Cheney was a " disaster," and "a militant who avoided any service of his own in the military." He also said that the vice president "has been most forceful in the last 10 years or more in fulfilling some of his more ancient commitments that the United States has a right to inject its power through military means in other parts of the world."

"I think he's been overly persuasive on President George Bush and quite often he's prevailed." In the video to your right, appearing on CNN's The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, Carter goes even further, telling it like it is on Bush's torture policy. "You can make your own definition of human rights and say we don't violate them," he added, "and you can make your own definition of torture and say we don't violate them," said Carter. Check out the video to your right for more.

Adam Howard is the editor of PEEK.

 
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