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The CIA released the documents today that former Vice President Dick Cheney requested earlier this year in an attempt to prove his assertion that using enhanced interrogation techniques on terror detainees saved U.S. lives.
The documents back up the Bush administration's claims that intelligence gleaned from captured terror suspects had thwarted terrorist attacks, but the visible portions of the heavily redacted reports do not indicate whether such information was obtained as a result of controversial interrogation techniques, such as waterboarding.
One of the CIA documents, entitled "Detainee Reporting Pivotal for the War Against al-Qaeda," and written June 3, 2005, says "detainee reporting has become a crucial pillar of U.S. counterterrorism efforts, aiding intelligence and law enforcement operations to capture additional terrorists, helping to thwart terrorist plots, and advancing our analysis of the al-Qaeda target."
The report is heavily redacted and, at times, it is unclear which detainees are being discussed. At no point does the report describe intelligence gained as result of enhanced interrogation techniques.
Originally posted by Wyn Hawks
...have you ever watched ray mcgovern's interviews?... he was cia for decades - very interesting man... has a few tattles on cheney and this topic... i'd fetch the videos for ya but i've got a singing boxer demanding my attention (supper time)...
Originally posted by SyphonX
reply to post by ExPostFacto
Yes, inherent risks we accept for modern convenience. These are facts of life.
The most dangerous thing in the world, currently, is the automobile. I'm pretty sure it kills and injures more people than anything else, that we created at least.
Trains and planes, obviously more risk involved, as even the most minute overlooked detail can cause total disaster.