CIA tortures: democratics knew it

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We don’t know if it’s a political strategy or anything else, but we think this is true. In “Hill Briefed on Waterboarding in 2002“, by Joby Warrick and Dan Eggen, Washington Post Staff Writers, Sunday, December 9, 2007, we read

In September 2002, four members of Congress met in secret for a first look at a unique CIA program designed to wring vital information from reticent terrorism suspects in U.S. custody. For more than an hour, the bipartisan group, which included current House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), was given a virtual tour of the CIA’s overseas detention sites and the harsh techniques interrogators had devised to try to make their prisoners talk.

Among the techniques described, said two officials present, was waterboarding, a practice that years later would be condemned as torture by Democrats and some Republicans on Capitol Hill. But on that day, no objections were raised. Instead, at least two lawmakers in the room asked the CIA to push harder, two U.S. officials said.

…In September 2002, four members of Congress met in secret for a first look at a unique CIA program designed to wring vital information from reticent terrorism suspects in U.S. custody. For more than an hour, the bipartisan group, which included current House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), was given a virtual tour of the CIA’s overseas detention sites and the harsh techniques interrogators had devised to try to make their prisoners talk.

Among the techniques described, said two officials present, was waterboarding, a practice that years later would be condemned as torture by Democrats and some Republicans on Capitol Hill. But on that day, no objections were raised. Instead, at least two lawmakers in the room asked the CIA to push harder, two U.S. officials said.

Was/Is this USA’s politics about war against terror?

In “CIA’s Harsh Interrogation Techniques Described“, by BRIAN ROSS and RICHARD ESPOSITO, Nov. 18, 2005 , the writer spoke about this topic:

Harsh interrogation techniques authorized by top officials of the CIA have led to questionable confessions and the death of a detainee since the techniques were first authorized in mid-March 2002, ABC News has been told by former and current intelligence officers and supervisors.

They say they are revealing specific details of the techniques, and their impact on confessions, because the public needs to know the direction their agency has chosen. All gave their accounts on the condition that their names and identities not be revealed. Portions of their accounts are corrobrated by public statements of former CIA officers and by reports recently published that cite a classified CIA Inspector General’s report…

but no one listened to it. And yet in “C.I.A. Expands Its Inquiry Into Interrogation Tactics“, By DOUGLAS JEHL and DAVID JOHNSTON, New York Times, 29 August 2004.

And USA would want to be a model of liberal society? Maybe we are seeing something bad and these acts aren’t a grave violation of human rights!

Who is the terrorist?

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