New Reports Raise Questions About Bush's Iraq Legacy

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With a month left in office, the Bush Administration is getting reviews and voicing its own assessments of the past eight years. An unpublished official history of the Iraq reconstruction says it was crippled before it began and bungled in execution. John McCain and other Republicans signed a unanimous Senate report that so-called "abusive" interrogation techniques in the war on terror were not the work of a few low-level "bad apples" at Abu Ghraib and Guantánamo Bay, but that top Administration officials, including Donald Rumsfeld, Air Force General Richard Myers and Condoleezza Rice, signed off on water-boarding and other practices some call torture.  Now, Vice President Cheney says that's true.  Should he and others be praised for protecting the country or investigated for possible crimes?

Credits

Guests:
Roy Gutman - Pulitzer Prize-winning veteran foreign correspondent - @roygutman, Caroline Frederickson - Director of the Washington Legislative Office, ACLU, Scott Horton - Columbia Law School / Harper's - @ColumbiaLaw, Bruce Fein - attorney, T. Christian Miller - ProPublica - @txtianmiller

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Katie Cooper, Christian Bordal, Karen Radziner