Committee Study of the Central Intelligence Agency ‘s Detention and Interrogation Program

www.intelligence.senate.gov/study2014/sscistudy1.pdf.

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4 Responses to Committee Study of the Central Intelligence Agency ‘s Detention and Interrogation Program

  1. richrd walrath says:

    I’m sorry, too–sorry that Bush/Cheney and the Republicans and Brennan are guilty of war crimes.

    They’ll never be prosecuted, and I’m sorry about that as well.

    • YES, of course they are guilty of war crimes and YES, they will never be prosecuted. I wrote an article about that way back when, but I can’t remember the name of it, but I sort of remember the gist of it. They were able to do what they were doing and ignoring Geneva Convention rules because they were calling these people ‘enemy combatants’ instead of ‘prisoners of war’.

      I wish I could find that article so I could remember the whole thing.

      While I was looking for the article I came across another that shows what our country has turned into… https://articlesandanswers2011.wordpress.com/2007/10/03/shoot-to-kill/ If you can’t open with the link, go the ‘Search’ box on this site and insert “Shoot to Kill”

  2. richrd walrath says:

    Why with this hanging over the Bush Republicans did Obama wait until n ow to release the report on torture done on and to detainees while Bush/Cheney and Republicans were in office?

    • That’s an excellent question, which can be answered by reading a couple paragraphs in the report. It wasn’t until March of 2009 that the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence decided to start the inquiry. It was released to President Obama on April 3, 2014 for review and declassification. That’s only 9 months ago, and in that 9 month period the report had to be read, reviewed, declassified and changes made. Nine months would be a long time for a 5-page summary, but this summary is 499 pages long; and the full report consists of 6,700 pages. You can’t review something in five minutes that took five years to put together and the seriousness of the subject at hand undoubtedly means that even more time was probably given to the review.

      I’m really sorry that the report was released to the public at all. I remember reading a letter my brother sent me about the torture that was going on during his war and how 99.9% of the information they obtained during the interrogations was false. The people would be frightened into saying ‘whatever’, just to stop the torture.

      The fact the people being tortured were Muslims, makes it that much worse because of their beliefs. Believe me, U.S. citizens are going to pay dearly for decades to come due to the release of the data in this report, but I guess the only way to stop it is to bring it out into the open.

      Since it was going to be released to the public, it’s a shame it wasn’t released prior to the mid-terms!

      P.

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