Earlier today, David Gregory interviewed Jordan's King Abdullah II for this Sunday's Meet the Press and asked him if he thought the United States engaged in torture. The King's answer: "Well, from what we've seen and what we've heard, there are enough accounts to show that this is the case. But there is still a major battle out there. And I think that America, and I think what President Obama is trying to do, is make sure that the legal system that America is known for is transparent."

David then interjected: "That's an important point. You actually do believe that the United States engaged in torture." To which King Adullah responded,  "From what I see... on the press they show that there were illegal ways of dealing with detainees."

King Abdullah II has emerged as the linchpin leader of the Arab world -- it's no coincidence that he was the first Middle East leader to visit President Obama (noticeably ahead of Bibi Netanyahu), so I'm looking forward to the whole interview, to be broadcast this Sunday morning. Here's a preview:


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