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Sorting out the truth on 'aggressive interrogation'

By Robert Farley, Angie Drobnic Holan
Published on Wednesday, April 29th, 2009 at 8:01 p.m.

With new details emerging about the Bush administration's policies on "aggressive interrogation" of alleged terrorists, there's been a lively debate about whether the Obama administration should try to prosecute people responsible for the policies.

We examined two claims in the debate:

* Sen. Lindsey Graham's claim that the Geneva Conventions did not apply to suspected terrorists until 2005. We found there is still considerable debate about the policies prior to a 2006 Supreme Court decision, so we rated that one Half True .

* An allegation from MSNBC host Keith Olbermann that New Gingrich had flip-flopped on the subject of torture. We rated that one with our Flip-O-Meter and gave Gingrich a Half Flip .


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Researchers: Robert Farley, Angie Drobnic Holan

Names in this article: Newt Gingrich, Lindsey Graham, Keith Olbermann

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