After an uproar from some Democrats, President Barack Obama said he is leaving the door open to prosecuting Bush administration officials who authorized interrogation tactics that some call torture.
Speaking to reporters after a meeting with King Abdullah II of Jordan, Obama said that the U.S. lost its "moral bearings" by using the tactics.
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"For those who carried out some of these operations within the four corners of legal opinions or guidance that had been provided from the White House, I do not think it's appropriate for them to be prosecuted,' he said.
Obama added that the issue of bringing charges against those who justified the methods "is going to be more of a decision for the attorney general within the parameters of various laws and I don't want to prejudge that."
"I do worry about this getting so politicized that we cannot function effectively and it hampers our ability to carry out critical national security operations," Obama said.
Just last week, Obama allowed the release of CIA interrogation memos, earning him much criticism.
Former Vice President Dick Cheney is formally asking the CIA to declassify more intelligence reports.
Cheney says he finds it "disturbing" that the Obama administration put out legal memos regarding interrogation techniques, but did not release the documents that show the success of the effort.