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CIA strikes back after the Senate torture report
CIA strikes back after the Senate torture report

There has been much gnashing of teeth over the Senate Intelligence Committee's report documenting use of "enhanced interrogation techniques," widely labeled as torture, that were approved in the George W. Bush presidency and then outlawed by successor Barack Obama in 2009. But on the release of the report by Committee Chairman Dianne Feinstein, President Obama tiptoed around its central conclusion: that such techniques did not substantially contribute to what was learned about the perpetrators of the 9/11 terrorist attacks that could have been learned without such tactics. The report, he said in a statement released by the White House, "reinforces my long-held view...

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