Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Senate report: CIA misled public on torture

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The CIA's harsh interrogations of terrorist detainees during the Bush era didn't work, were more brutal than previously revealed and delivered no "ticking time bomb" information that prevented an attack, according to an explosive Senate report released Tuesday.

The majority report issued by the Senate Intelligence Committee is a damning condemnation of the tactics -- branded by critics as torture -- the George W. Bush administration deployed in the fear-laden days after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The techniques, according to the report, were "deeply flawed" and often resulted in "fabricated" information.

The report is reigniting the partisan divide over combating terrorism that dominated Washington a decade ago. Democrats argue the tactics conflict with American values while leading members of the Bush administration insist they were vital to preventing another attack.

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I wonder if they'll tell us who's cocaine was found when that plane went down in Mexico in 2007. 


Anonymous said...

Or how many U.S. held detainees were beheaded while in U.S. custody ?

Ritchie P said...

Yawn..................all this went on LONG before Bush became president. And it continues to go on to this day. Anyone who thinks that Clinton, Obama, Bush 41, Reagan, Carter...etc etc....are in ANY way innocent of EXACTLY the same thing has spent very little time paying attention.

Stackz O Magz said...

Or how many were let go after being caught fighting against US Forces because they had CIA credentials as "assets" in area.