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CIA obfuscation on US torture to DOJ & Senate


Fab young journalist Kevin Gostzola who blogs at The Dissenter/Firedoglake looks at what is going on between Senate Intelligence committee & CIA re two torture documents that are being kept from the public:

http://dissenter.firedoglake.com/2014/03/07/justice-department-has-fbi-i...

 

Looks like CIA lied to DOJ about frequency of torture during the Bush-Cheney admin, Brennan misled Senate intelligence committee about CIA's internal review, and of course, Diane Feinstein & President Obama are tremendous obfuscators by not releasing the committee's report on torture - which cost something like $40million of taxpayer money.

War crimes, anyone?

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Litany of lies

EW did a very fine job of listing the CIA's torture-related lies today:

http://www.emptywheel.net/2014/04/02/cias-own-records-of-cias-lies-to-co...

 
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Finally!

Someone leaked the Senate Intelligence Committee report on torture to the Washington Post:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/cia-misled-on-inte...

Initial headlines are focused on how the CIA "misled" the US Congress & The People. Some discussion of the inefficacy of torture as an interrogation technique. Not so much about what it says about the USA that we came to that as an official policy and that President Obama & Congressional leaders have been complicit in not holding anyone to account to date.

But all in all, this is a good development IMHO. I look forward to seeing how The Intercept and Emptywheel cover it.

 
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Good that it leaked..

The White House put the CIA in charge of reviewing the declassification of the Congressional report that is critical of the CIA.

 
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Nothing to see here, move along, move along...

And while I'm feeling feisty, methinks history ain't going to look kindly on any political leader who didn't fulfill his or her oversight responsibilities re U.S. TORTURE policy due to partisan or jurisdictional considerations in the last decade.

 

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