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    Obama Speaks Out on Waterboarding

    HONOLULU, HI - NOVEMBER 13:  US President Barack Obama delivers his opening remarks at the start of  of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit on November 13, 2011 in Honolulu, Hawaii.  The United States hosted this year's APEC summit, with leaders from the 21 member economies convening on the island of Oahu.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

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    One of the signature debates of the Bush years is apparently back: President Obama said on Sunday that he believes waterboarding is “torture” and “contrary to American traditions,” one day after a GOP debate in which only two candidates said they disagreed with the practice. While Ron Paul and Jon Huntsman said they’d outlaw waterboarding, the rest of the GOP field approved of so-called enhanced-interrogation techniques, with Herman Cain and Michele Bachmann both saying they’d specifically bring waterboarding back. "This is war," Perry said in announcing his approval of the practice. "That's what happens in war.”

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