July 20, 2007: Bush alters rules for CIA interrogations (AP)

  • “Simply put, the information developed by our program has been irreplaceable,” he said. “If the CIA, with all its expertise in counterterrorism, had not stepped forward to hold and interrogate people like (senior al-Qaida operatives) Abu Zubaydah and Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the American people would be right to ask why.”