Ladies and gentlemen of the press, I understand you have some issues regarding my earlier statement that I was never told waterboarding or any enhanced interrogation technique had been or was being used. Especially since the information just released by CIA Director Panetta clearly indicates that I did know. Please allow me to clarify my previous denial.
Obviously, I was aware that waterboarding and other enhanced interrogation techniques had been used on Abu Zubaydah. Just as obviously, I was not aware that I was aware.