What did Rice think about the things President Obama's administration was saying about the methods the Bush administration had used to get information from detainees?
"I hope you understand that it was a very difficult time. We were all so terrified of another attack on the country. September 11 was the worst day of my life in government, watching 3,000 Americans die. . . . Even under those most difficult circumstances, the president was not prepared to do something illegal, and I hope people understand that we were trying to protect the country."
"Misha's mother, Inna Lerner, said the question her son had initially come up with was even tougher: "If you would work for Obama's administration, would you push for torture?"
"They wanted him to soften it and take out the word 'torture.' But the essence of it was the same," Lerner said.'