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Ex-CIA lawyer John Rizzo defends 'enhanced interrogation techniques'
Ex-CIA lawyer John Rizzo defends 'enhanced interrogation techniques'

When the CIA's chief lawyer, John Rizzo, first came across the term "enhanced interrogation technique" shortly after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, he was struck by the phrase's deceptive blandness. The words sounded mild, possibly even salutary. But Rizzo knew they referred to the harshest methods used to elicit information from suspected terrorists in custody, including waterboarding, which mimics the experience of drowning. For Rizzo and others, the "EITs", as they were called, were repugnant but necessary for ensuring the nation's safety. But to others, they were torture, pure and simple. In his new book, "Company Man: Thirty Years of...

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