I was aware of the program, I was, uh, CC'd on some of those documents, but I had no oversight of it, I wasn't involved in its creation. I had expressed my personal objections and views to my, uh, some agency colleagues about certain of those EIT's such as waterboarding, nudity and others, where I professed my personal objections to it. Uh, but I did not try to stop it because it was, uh, you know, something that was being done in a different part of the agency, under the authority of others, uh, and it was, uh, something that was being directed by the, uh, administration at the time.
John Brennan, President Barack Obama's nominee to head up the CIA, told senators Thursday, February 7th, 2013, he "had some visibility" into the "enhanced interrogation" techniques, such as waterboarding, authorized by the Bush administration. Many people have considered the measures to be torture. Brennan said that while he expressed his opinion that such techniques were wrong, he never tried to stop them, because he was not closely involved in the program.