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Officials: Obama to tap FBI to interrogate terrorists

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posted on Aug, 24 2009 @ 01:27 PM
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Officials: Obama to tap FBI to interrogate terrorists


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WASHINGTON (CNN) -- President Obama has approved the establishment of a special unit of terrorist interrogators based out of the FBI, senior administration officials said Monday.

The move comes in the wake of criticism of questionable CIA interrogation techniques, such as waterboarding and the transfer of detainees to countries where torture is common.

A 2004 CIA report detailing the use of unauthorized interrogation methods -- including the threatened use of a gun and an electric drill -- is expected to be made public Monday.

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posted on Aug, 24 2009 @ 01:27 PM
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Well this is interesting. Obama having the FBI take over interogations?

Just more of the same, I wonder if anything will come of this, or the report will just read "Everything Is Fine".


The interagency High Value Detainee Interrogation Group will be overseen by the National Security Council and "draw on interrogators from defense, intelligence and law enforcement," a senior administration official said.


National Securtiy Council eh? That sounds like fun. Anybody know who the members are?

In any case, what are you thoughts ATS? Something positive, or just a dog and pony show to put the torture issue to rest?

~Keeper



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posted on Aug, 24 2009 @ 03:04 PM
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This is most certainly not a fix. If anything it would be just as useful to look into the techniques of the CIA and change their practices as needed. However, due to the CIA being in the spotlight it is a good move to publicly transfer those duties from one agency to another.

There could possibly be some technical reasons for the change such as jurisdiction changes, or differences in how each agency is supervised. This does appear to be a public relations move though.



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