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Thu Dec 13, 2012, 02:28 PM

Senate under pressure to release mammoth report on CIA interrogation

Source: Guardian

Senate under pressure to release mammoth report on CIA interrogation

Republican senators could move to keep under wraps a 6,000-page report detailing CIA methods during 'war on terror'

Ed Pilkington in New York
guardian.co.uk, Thursday 13 December 2012 13.45 EST

A prominent Senate select committee is coming under pressure to release the 6,000-page report of its investigation into controversial interrogation techniques adopted by the CIA during the so-called "war on terror".

The Senate select committee on intelligence was expected to vote on Thursday to approve the report, the result of a mammoth three-year investigation into CIA methods that have been widely denounced as a form of torture. Dianne Feinstein, the Democratic head of the committee, has called the inquiry the "most definitive review of this CIA programme to be conducted".

The Senate is expected to approve the report, given the Democratic control of the committee. However, lack of co-operation from the Republican members of the panel could prevent the document ever seeing the light of day.

Some of the top retired military leaders in the US have appealed to the committee to adopt the report and to publish it with as few redactions as possible. A joint letter from 26 of them including retired marine generals Joseph Hoar, former commander-in-chief of United States Central Command, and Charles Krulak, former commandant of the marine corps was sent to the committee on Wednesday protesting the Bush administration's use of torture.


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Judi Lynn Dec 2012 OP
Solly Mack Dec 2012 #1
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jberryhill Dec 2012 #3
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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 02:31 PM

1. K&R

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Thu Dec 13, 2012, 03:07 PM

2. If they've got nothing to hide, then they've got nothing to fear.

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Thu Dec 13, 2012, 03:14 PM

3. Why would they be interrogating extinct mammals?

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Thu Dec 13, 2012, 03:19 PM

4. We have monsters in our government. We need to know about it.

So we can stop it from happening again.

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Thu Dec 13, 2012, 08:35 PM

5. It might

 

reveal unlawful actions under the Bush Administration. The objection seems to be coming from Republican Senators. If I was the Obama Administration, the way they are going after him, I would definitely go after the Republican Party. I bet they have a lot of skeletons in the closet they don't want to let out. Especially Dick Cheney, since he don't want to shut his trap. People were asking Obama to go after him in the first term. If there was a way to put him in jail, I would do it. He is not in office anymore.

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Fri Dec 14, 2012, 02:01 AM

6. Please Publish wiith NO redactions

K&R

Knowledge is the first step in coming to grips with this travesty that was perpetrated in our name. And the movie that just came out "Dark Thirty" is nothing but propaganda produced by the MIC, perfectly timed for release when the Senate Select Committee was nearing the end of it's deliberations and when it's conclusions might be published for the world to see.

What trick or gimmick can the Republicons' come up with to keep it secret? Only time will tell, and whatever it is, I hope it fails miserably.

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