Herman Cain, who struggled at times during Saturday’s national security-focused debate in South Carolina, found one issue on which he apparently feels comfortable: waterboarding.
Cain said, if elected president, he would revive the now banned practice.
“I don’t see it as torture. I see it as an enhanced interrogation technique,” Cain said.
Cain had a lot of support at the CBS News/National Journal debate at Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C., for bringing back the procedure.
Michele Bachmann also criticized President Obama for eliminating the controversial practice. Obama, she said, “is allowing the ACLU to run the CIA,” adding that "it's as though we’ve decided we want to lose the war on terror under President Obama.”
Rick Santorum and Rick Perry favored a return to waterboarding, as well, with Perry becoming especially exercised. “This is war,” he said. “This is what happens in war.” He said he would be for using the procedure “until I die.”