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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Sen. Ted Cruz: 'Torture is Wrong. Unambiguously. Period. The End.'

Texas Senator Ted Cruz is reminding Americans that no civilized nation should ever torture prisoners. 

“Torture is wrong, unambiguously. Period. The end. Civilized nations do not engage in torture and Congress has rightly acted to make absolutely clear that the United States will not engage in torture,” Cruz said during the Q-and-A portion of a speech at the Heritage Foundation.

Cruz was reacting to the release of the Senate Select Committee for Intelligence report which detailed interrogation practices by the intelligence community in the aftermath of 9/11. He denounced it as a "partisan report" that endangered America’s foreign policy reports Breitbart.

“Yesterday was a sad day for the United States and our friends and allies across the globe,” he said, pointing out that the “biased” report on U.S. intelligence personnel “weakened our nation.”

Cruz also pointed to the Obama administration's tendency to blame former President George W. Bush to distract from its own failures, accusing the adminstration of “piling on” Bush at a time when “the world was on fire.”

“It demonstrates an approach that has characterized this administration for 6 years, which is everything, everything, is George W. Bush’s fault,” he said. “Enough already with blaming George W. Bush for every failure of this administration.”

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