Torture Report: Another Episode in CIA’s History of Violating Oversight

CIA Director John Brennan at a news conference at CIA Headquarters in Langley, Virginia, Dec. 11, 2014 (AP photo by Pablo Martinez Monsivais).
CIA Director John Brennan at a news conference at CIA Headquarters in Langley, Virginia, Dec. 11, 2014 (AP photo by Pablo Martinez Monsivais).
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After months of wrangling with the Obama administration over its release, the Senate Intelligence Committee’s 500-page executive summary of its voluminous report on CIA torture practices against suspected terrorists is a searing document that excoriates the CIA for engaging in brutal “enhanced interrogation techniques,” the agency’s euphemism for torture. Not surprisingly, the report has been roundly criticized as either factually wrong or partisan by leaders in President George W. Bush’s administration, under which the torturing took place, as well as by the CIA’s senior management team and their retired counterparts from the Bush years. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, chair of the […]

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