The CIA didn't lie to the the Bush administration about Iraq. That was the result of misinterpretation, deliberate or not, of intelligence data and an over-reaction prompted by 9/11.I very much doubt that. The CIA are hardly the most reliable and trustworthy of organisations. Remember the WMD?
Torture is rarely required or easily useable, these 24 situations are rare if not basically non-existent in the real world. It is a stain on the honour of these individuals and on the nations involved to stoop to such levels.Obama: No charges for harsh CIA interrogationA May 30, 2005, memo says that before the harsher methods were used on top al-Qaida detainee Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, he refused to answer questions about pending plots against the United States.
"Soon, you will know," he told them, according to the memo.
It says the interrogations later extracted details of a plot called the "second wave" to use East Asian operatives to crash a hijacked airliner into a building in Los Angeles.
And by the way, the reason nobody's prosecuting the Bush administration or CIA officials isn't to protect them, it's because they know they will lose.