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White House: Mukasey Can Hedge On Torture Questions

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The White House on Friday defended Attorney General-nominee Michael Mukasey's refusal to say whether he considers waterboarding a form of torture, saying it is a difficult issue to discuss in public.

"These are complicated questions," White House deputy press secretary Tony Fratto said. "Judge Mukasey, I think, did the best he could to be responsible in not talking about interrogation techniques which, as you all know, we decline to do."

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