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Rice approved CIA waterboarding

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The CIA's use of waterboarding to interrogate terrorism suspects was approved by Condoleezza Rice as early as 2002, a senate report reveals. 

As national security adviser, Ms Rice consented to the harsh interrogation of al-Qaeda suspect Abu Zubaydah, the Senate Intelligence Committee found. 

Memos released last week show that he and another key detainee were subjected to waterboarding 266 times. 

It shows Ms Rice and other top Bush administration officials were first briefed about "alternative interrogation methods, including waterboarding", i May 2002.

A year later, the CIA briefed officials including Ms Rice, Mr Cheney and Attorney General John Ashcroft on the use of waterboarding and other methods.





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