August 24, 2009

ARE THEY REALLY GOING TO...:

CIA director defends interrogation techniques (Tom Braithwaite, August 24 2009, Financial Times)

Leon Panetta, director of the Central Intelligence Agency, on Monday defended the organisation’s interrogation techniques as the Obama administration prepared to release details of alleged prisoner abuse. [...]

In a message to CIA staff, made public by the agency, Mr Panetta said the dossier was old and had been seen by the Department of Justice and Congress for years, the “enhanced interrogation techniques” – some of which the agency’s critics categorise as torture – had ended, and they had worked.

“The CIA obtained intelligence from high-value detainees when inside information on al-Qaeda was in short supply,” he wrote. “Whether this was the only way to obtain that information will remain a legitimate area of dispute, with Americans holding a range of views on the methods used.”


...prosecute guys for successful interrogations that were handled differently than Mr. Holder would prefer?

Posted by Orrin Judd at August 24, 2009 12:38 PM
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