Interesting to see his response.The Justice Department made public on Friday detailed memos describing harsh interrogation techniques used by the Central Intelligence Agency, as President Obama said that C.I.A. operatives who carried out the techniques would not be prosecuted.
But Mr. Obama used a written statement to reiterate his opposition to a extensive investigation of the program, saying it was “time for reflection, not retribution.”
This is a sketchy part:
But there's no indication that this was actually used, and it sounds more like the NYT is just going through a list of all approved techniques and picking out ones that sound scary rather than reflecting the techniques that were actually used.One technique authorized for use by the C.I.A. beginning in August 2002 was the use of “insects placed in a confinement box,” presumably to induce fear on the part of a terror suspect