09/26/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Top Bush Terrorism Adviser Admits CIA Docs Didn't Prove Torture Worked

Okay, this should settle it, but of course it won't: We now have a former homeland security official under George W. Bush who has contradicted the claim by conservatives that the CIA docs released yesterday proved torture worked, as Dick Cheney said they would.

Frances Fragos Townsend, a homeland security adviser and close confidante of Bush on terrorism, made the admission late last night on CNN, where she's a contributor. Here's her quote (from Nexis):

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