In case you missed it, President Obama gave a statement centered mostly on the economy. The subsequent press conference that followed, centered on the other major issues of day including the Israeli-Palestinian conflict escalation given the alleged kidnapping of an Israeli Defense Force (IDF) solider by Hamas and the apparent gradually increasing US-Russia tensions. Just as twitter was about to explode over the lack of journalistic inquiry into the recent reports of illegal domestic spying actions of the CIA, and when President Obama seemed to be wrapping this session, a member of the White House Press Corps shouted a question the aforementioned reports. The President’s response which included a soliloquy over the agency role in torture in the post 9/11 era, was simply remarkable.
In the wake of a forthcoming Senate inquiry into the interrogation techniques of the CIA, He acknowledged the US tortured people. The full video of the Presidential briefing is below. The CIA portion begins around the 38:35 mark.