Lindsey Graham: Bush admin saw law as unaffordable ‘nicety’

From The Hill:

In the midst of a spirited defense of the Bush administration’s intentions in developing interrogation techniques, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) dropped a phrase that liberals may seize upon.

The Bush administration, while not committing any crimes, viewed “the law as a nicety we could not afford,” the former prosecutor said. That’s a view that squares pretty well with liberals’ view that the Bush administration circumvented the law to reach conclusions it desired.

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