Gonzales says US should be open to torturing again

In an interview posted Monday, former Bush Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said that because use of torture “may be necessary” in the future, the Obama administration erred in disclosing the Bush administration’s “enhanced interrogation” techniques.

Gonzales was taking part in an interview by MSNBC’s Dan Abrams along with former Bush Attorney General John Ashcroft. The session was conducted at American Jewish University Apr. 27. The full transcript is available here.

Gonzales also appeared to lightly snub Vice President Dick Cheney. Questioned about Cheney’s remarks last month that Obama is “making some choices that in my mind will in fact raise the risk to the American people of another attack,” Gonzales seemed to disagree.

“You know,” he said, “I’m a lot more interested in the assessments by the intelligence professionals, quite frankly.”

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