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    Re: Senate panel releases scathing report on CIA interrogation...

    Another summary can be found here: Summary: Key findings in CIA torture probe | Al Jazeera America

    Its also key to note that this release is the heavily censored and redacted report...

    The CIA knew what they did was illegal, selected people from the media to ensure that they were shown in a positive light, played russian roulette with prisoners, threatened their families, waterboarding to near death, if a detainee died noone was held responsible, mock executions. Hell what else did they do that they are not sharing with us.


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    Re: Senate panel releases scathing report on CIA interrogation...

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Here's the point:

    The torture report released Tuesday by the Senate Intelligence Committee says the CIA deceived the nation with its insistence that the harsh interrogation tactics had saved lives. It says those claims are unsubstantiated by the CIA’s own records.

    Senate report: Harsh CIA tactics didn't work | The Rundown | PBS NewsHour

    Whine about left and right all you want, the point is still the point.
    That's always been the contention of the liberal left like yourself Joe...Nothing has changed with this highly partisan, and politically timed report. The report means nothing, they just did it to endanger CIA lives, because they hate them, they always have.
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    Re: Senate panel releases scathing report on CIA interrogation...

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Democrat politicians issue a report that says it didn't work? If it did work, they certainly admit it?
    Someone would have a report saying it did. Again, why do you believe something absent evidence?

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    Re: Senate panel releases scathing report on CIA interrogation...

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Then present evidence of it working. That's all anyone who says it works has to do.

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    Re: Senate panel releases scathing report on CIA interrogation...

    So it's okay to endanger the lives of CIA agents to appease someone (humanity? Liberals? Al Qaeda?), but everyone was weeping when Valerie Plame's name was outed, and her life wasn't even in danger because of it.

    Interesting hypocrisy.
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    Re: Senate panel releases scathing report on CIA interrogation...

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    That's always been the contention of the liberal left like yourself Joe...Nothing has changed with this highly partisan, and politically timed report. The report means nothing, they just did it to endanger CIA lives, because they hate them, they always have.
    It's evidence on the contention, something your side lacks. Again, just present evidence of working. Countless times I have presented verifiable evidence of it not working. At least match me, and then we might have a debate.

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    Re: Senate panel releases scathing report on CIA interrogation...

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Another summary can be found here: Summary: Key findings in CIA torture probe | Al Jazeera America

    Its also key to note that this release is the heavily censored and redacted report...

    The CIA knew what they did was illegal, selected people from the media to ensure that they were shown in a positive light, played russian roulette with prisoners, threatened their families, waterboarding to near death, if a detainee died noone was held responsible, mock executions. Hell what else did they do that they are not sharing with us.
    There are links in the site linked below to reports countering the claims made in the Democrats review of documents. Appears to be a rather thorough review of facts and context. Perhaps the Democrats should have applied similar standards to their effort.

    CIASavedLives

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    Re: Senate panel releases scathing report on CIA interrogation...

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Another summary can be found here: Summary: Key findings in CIA torture probe | Al Jazeera America

    Its also key to note that this release is the heavily censored and redacted report...

    The CIA knew what they did was illegal, selected people from the media to ensure that they were shown in a positive light, played russian roulette with prisoners, threatened their families, waterboarding to near death, if a detainee died noone was held responsible, mock executions. Hell what else did they do that they are not sharing with us.
    Further, instructions regarding techniques, including the use of dogs, came from the highest offices in the government.

    Abu Ghraib and the trials of the several (2?) enlisted men punished made that pretty plain to see.

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    Re: Senate panel releases scathing report on CIA interrogation...

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Then present evidence of it working. That's all anyone who says it works has to do.
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    Read the reports found at the top of the page linked above.

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    Re: Senate panel releases scathing report on CIA interrogation...

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    It's evidence on the contention, something your side lacks. Again, just present evidence of working. Countless times I have presented verifiable evidence of it not working. At least match me, and then we might have a debate.
    Bin Laden was killed in part as a direct result of intel we garnered from this interrogation technique.
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