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36. Here she is pandering to the right on water-boarding.
(Why is it that everytime I come to DU I find myself in the position of defending Clinton??!??)

O'REILLY: But not water-boarding.

CLINTON: go after them. I do not think torture works.

O'REILLY: What I want is the president of the United States, whether it's you or McCain or Obama, to have the ability to use water-boarding, just you, as an executive privilege when you feel American lives are in danger, all right? That's all I want. And I think most Americans agree with me. Let the commander in chief have the option, if there is a nuclear danger or something like that, so that we can get information that we've gotten three out of three times. I don't think that's unreasonable.

CLINTON: Well, Bill, first of all, of the three of us who are running for president, each of us has decided we will not...

O'REILLY: I know that.

CLINTON: ...condone and sanction torture. Obviously Senator McCain knows a whole lot more about this than both of us put together. I know from firsthand discussions with people who have responsibilities for extracting information and getting good intelligence out of those who are our enemies that torture doesn't work. They'll say anything. So when you talk about breaking somebody, it's pretty hard to really point to that. And I think we can be strong and we can be incredibly effective by following our laws, by setting the example and by going after these guys where they are, like in Afghanistan.,2933,354028,00.html
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