WASHINGTON (AP) - A Senate committee hears today from a former
Bush administration official who argued against the use of harsh
The onetime aide to Condoleezza Rice wrote a memo calling such
The memo was part of internal arguments pitting the State
Department against the Justice Department and then-Vice President
Philip Zelikow (ZEH'-lih-koh) recently wrote on Foreign Policy
magazine's Web site that the White House tried to collect and
destroy every copy of his memo.
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer says investigations of harsh
interrogation techniques should also include what Speaker Nancy
Pelosi knew of the methods being used.
Pelosi insists she was never told about actual use of such
methods in a 2002 briefing.
Republicans charge Democrats knew of the tactics but didn't