The CIA Torture Report You'll Finally (Maybe) Get to Read

Monday, April 07, 2014

Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), John D. Rockefeller IV (D-WV) and Carl Levin (D-MI), of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. (Joe Raedle/Getty)

The Senate Intelligence Committee has voted to release the massive report detailing Bush-era interrogation techniques. The White House still has to approve it, though - Karen Greenberg, head of Fordham's Center on National Security, discusses what we know and can expect.


Karen Greenberg

Comments [7]

fuva from harlemworld

Look, is the report written by Dems only or what? It matters. And did the torture retrieve critical info or not? Of course, this is not dispositive. But it does matter, because it unfortunately will matter to many.

Apr. 07 2014 11:32 AM

@John A

"Hate to see the list of offenses that will come out of the Nobel winning Obama administration, in 15 years hence."

Fifteen years ago, Bill Clinton was still in office and the U.S. was not using torture legally. Oh, if only, we could go back to 1999 and tell Al Gore to have the Dade County butterfly ballot design focus grouped. All of this noise over 9/11 and the War in Iraq and Katrina bumbling and mortgage meltdown, might not be in our history.

Apr. 07 2014 10:55 AM
RUCB_Alum from Central New Jersey

"Only three"?? WTF?

The torture was conducted to make it appear that our leadership was earnestly in pursuit of the 'evildoers' after so seriously screwing the pooch and ignoring the terror threat before the 9/11 attacks.

Sandy Berger could not have been clearer in his handover to Condoleezza Rice. Bill Clinton could not have given a larger warning to George Bush. The 8/6 'Bin Laden Determined' memo could not have been clearer about the nature and likely manner of the attack. Yet, the national security stance was to disregard all of it until something serious happened.

And now the chicken hawks *have* to defend the use of torture or appear weak and foolish in their defense of the nation.


Apr. 07 2014 10:51 AM
John A

Hate to see the list of offenses that will come out of the Nobel winning Obama administration, in 15 years hence.

Apr. 07 2014 10:49 AM
Robert from NYC

Lynn Chaney is a dick, why would anyone even dignify anything she says regarding anything AT ALL. She's a has been even before becoming anything worthy of consideration. She should write; she speaks fiction.

Apr. 07 2014 10:41 AM
Nick from UWS

Is there ANYONE connected with Dick Cheney that is not completely vile?

Apr. 07 2014 10:40 AM
Amy from Manhattan

So, "almost Orwellian" but not unconstitutional? Can we hear more details on this case? I'm not clear on what (else) the judge's ruling actually says.

Apr. 07 2014 10:38 AM

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