Torture is bad really bad
President Bush (jr) said the goal of extraordinary rendition was "to arrest people and send them back to their country of origin with the promise that they won't be tortured. That's the promise we receive.". US Attorney General Gonzalez said that it was U.S. policy not to send suspects "to countries where we believe or we know that they're going to be tortured." But Gonzalez said that the United States "can't fully control" what happens to a suspect sent elsewhere(1 ).
9 months later Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice spoke on the tarmac Andrews Air Force Base she said "The United States does not permit, tolerate, or condone torture under any circumstances," and continued "the United States does not transport, and has not transported, detainees from one country to another for the purpose of interrogation using torture.... The United States has not transported anyone, and will not transport anyone, to a country when we believe he will be tortured." and also "Where appropriate, the United States seeks assurances that transferred persons will not be tortured." (2 ).
Dick Cheney said on ABC News Nightline "I can say that we, in fact, are consistent with the commitments of the United States that we don't engage in torture, and we don't," (3 ). A revision on this later on.
In 2009 Condoleezza Rice again stood up for the Bush Administration she served, she said president Bush "was only willing to authorize policies that were legal in order to protect the country" after the terror attacks of 9 11 2001 and also said "I hope people understand that it was a struggle, it was a difficult time,"(4 ).