Last night, former Attorney General John Ashcroft delivered an address on national security at the University of Colorado. The event was marked by heated protests. About 20 student protesters wearing "shirts with 'shame' written on the backs and wearing American flags over their faces, welcomed Ashcroft to the stage by standing up and turning their backs to him."
During the speech, Ashcroft caused an uproar when he declared Guantanamo Bay was a "good place" for detainees. In addition, he defended the torture tactic of waterboarding: