Probing Terror Tactics: Good or Bad for Security?

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Former Vice President Dick Cheney is denouncing the Obama administration's move to investigate past CIA interrogation methods.

Cheney said the information gained from those interrogations saved American lives, and that the CIA employees who performed them deserve praise and gratitude.

New criminal investigations will look into possible harsh interrogation methods used on terror suspects after 9/11-- a topic President Obama has previously said should be a thing of the past.

A newly declassified CIA report released Monday revealed what the president saw as inappropriate behavior by interrogators following 9/11, such as threatening to kill a suspect's children and suggesting that another would be forced to watch his mother sexually assaulted.

While Cheney spoke against the investigation, Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Sen. Patrick Leahy praised the move saying the report brought light to the Bush administration's travel down a "dark road of excusing torture."
   
Questions on the treatment of terrorism suspects has sparked a heated debate surrounding the country's national security.

David Rivkin of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies spoke with CBN News about President Obama's move to investigate past interrogations.

Click play for his opinion on whether this is a good idea and what it could mean for the future of the CIA and America's national security policies.

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