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McClatchy Newspapers: Cheney's Speech Contained Omissions, Misstatements

06/22/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Former Vice President Dick Cheney's defense Thursday of the Bush administration's policies for interrogating suspected terrorists contained omissions, exaggerations and misstatements.

In his address to the American Enterprise Institute , a conservative policy organization in Washington , Cheney said that the techniques the Bush administration approved, including waterboarding -- simulated drowning that's considered a form of torture -- forced nakedness and sleep deprivation, were "legal" and produced information that "prevented the violent death of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, of innocent people."

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