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Contrary1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-28-12 12:44 AM
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Scant evidence 'torture' helped war on terror, Senate probe finds
Wow! The Cheney administration lied? What a disappointment.

"WASHINGTON - A nearly three-year-long investigation by Senate Intelligence Committee Democrats is expected to find there is little evidence the harsh "enhanced interrogation techniques" the CIA used on high-value prisoners produced counter-terrorism breakthroughs.

People familiar with the inquiry said committee investigators, who have been poring over records from the administration of President George W. Bush, believe they do not substantiate claims by some Bush supporters that the harsh interrogations led to counter-terrorism coups.

The backers of such techniques, which include "water-boarding," sleep deprivation and other practices critics call torture, maintain they have led to the disruption of major terror plots and the capture of al-Qaida leaders.

One official said investigators found "no evidence" such enhanced interrogations played "any significant role" in the years-long intelligence operations which led to the discovery and killing of Osama bin Laden last May by U.S. Navy SEALs..."

http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/04/27/11423275-s...



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