Two days ago, during an interview on Fox News Sen. Joe Lieberman proclaimed his support for waterboarding, but on Wednesday he, John McCain, and Lindsey Graham signed a letter to President Obama that stated their opposition to waterboarding.
Here are the thanks President Obama got from Joe Lieberman for saving his committee chairmanship. Lieberman has blasted Obama for releasing the torture memos, saying that their release helped our enemies, and he repeated his position that waterboarding isn't really torture.
Some Democrats are questioning why president elect Barack Obama would appoint Leon Panetta, who is known as a budget expert, to head up the CIA. Part of the answer can be found in Panetta's opposition to the torture of detainees.
Today, President Bush used his weekly radio address to defend his veto of a bill that would have banned the use of waterboarding and other forms of torture by the CIA. The president's first point was to remind America that al-Qaeda is out there and wanting to attack. "Al Qaida remains determined to attack America again.