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Thu Jan 31, 2013, 10:47 AM

 

Udall: 'Deeply Disappointed' John Brennan Was Unprepared to Discuss Findings on CIA Detention...

Source: Mark Udall's official website

Mark Udall, a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, said he is "deeply disappointed" that CIA nominee John Brennan was unprepared to discuss the Intelligence Committee's recent report on the CIA's Detention and Interrogation Program. Udall and Senators Carl Levin (D-Mich.) and Ron Wyden (R-Ore.) met with Brennan today after asking him to review the committee’s findings, which were based on a documentary review of more than 6 million pages of CIA and other records, and raises critical questions about intelligence operations and oversight.

"I was deeply disappointed today during my meeting with John Brennan. A few weeks ago, I had asked that he be prepared to discuss at today's meeting the findings of the Senate Intelligence Committee's comprehensive study on the CIA's Detention and Interrogation program. Not only was he not prepared to discuss the important findings, but he hadn’t reviewed the report at all," Udall said. "Brennan promised today to review the findings before the Intelligence Committee’s confirmation hearing next Thursday. I intend to hold him to that promise, and I hope Mr. Brennan will be more forthcoming in his testimony next week. I understand that he may not see it in his or the CIA's interests to criticize the very agency that he hopes to lead, but I see this as an opportunity for Mr. Brennan to correct the record, institute the necessary reforms and help restore the CIA's reputation for integrity and analytical rigor."


Read more: http://www.markudall.senate.gov/?p=press_release&id=3095

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Special Agent Oso Jan 2013 OP
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People b4 profits Jan 2013 #3
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Response to Special Agent Oso (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 11:00 AM

1. Torture is a crime. Torture is wrong. In the words of GWB:



"I call on all governments to join with the United States and the community of law-abiding nations in prohibiting, investigating, and prosecuting all acts of torture..."


- George W. Bush, June 2003

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Response to grahamhgreen (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 11:03 AM

2. Now there's a quote by "W" that I agree with 100%....

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Response to People b4 profits (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 11:20 AM

5. Waterboarding ahs been previously adjudicated as torture. Prosecutions are a must.

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Response to Special Agent Oso (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 11:18 AM

4. Pathetic.

The CIA needs a reformer to lead it; otherwise nothing changes. Brennan sucks.

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Response to Special Agent Oso (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 11:53 AM

6. Did Senator Wyden switch parties?

I always thought he was a Democrat..

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Response to Bandit (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 12:13 PM

7. Wyden is a liberal Democrat, this Udall press release is wrong.

nt

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