- The Washington Times - Monday, August 31, 2009

WASHINGTON — The White House says former Vice President Dick Cheney has his facts wrong on the Obama administration’s policies for terror detainee interrogations.

Spokesman Robert Gibbs says Cheney was wrong in saying that the White House would make decisions on interrogations based on politics. Gibbs says those decisions will be made by a new high-level interrogation unit the White House announced last week.

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In a television interview aired Sunday, Cheney said he has serious doubts about whether the Obama administration understands the threat to Americans.

He says the harsh interrogation techniques used under the Bush administration prevented a terrorist attack on the U.S. after Sept. 11.


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