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    CIA's 'Harsh Interrogations' Exceeded Legal Authority, Report Finds

    WASHINGTON, April 10 (Reuters) - A classified U.S. Senate report found that the CIA's legal justification for the use of harsh interrogation techniques that critics say amount to torture was based on faulty legal reasoning, McClatchy news service reported on Thursday.

    The Central Intelligence Agency also issued erroneous claims about how many people it subjected to techniques such as simulated drowning, or "water boarding," according to the news service, citing conclusions from the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence report obtained by McClatchy.

    The report also concluded that the CIA used interrogation methods that were not approved by its own headquarters or the U.S. Justice Department, impeded White House oversight and actively evaded oversight both by Congress and its own Inspector General.

    The CIA also provided false information to the U.S. Justice Department, which used that information to conclude that the methods would not break the law because those applying them did not specifically intend to inflict severe pain or suffering, the report added.

    Human rights activists called for the immediate declassification of the entire document.



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    Criminals. Thats what they are, plain and simple. The CIA is filled of many criminals. War criminals. Torture. Lying to the American public, hell even to themselves.


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    Sorry not going to get me outraged about bringing it to the enemy anyway possible. If I were in charge we'd actually still call it torture and I would sleep just fine at night.

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    Re: CIA's 'Harsh Interrogations' Exceeded Legal Authority, Report Finds

    Quote Originally Posted by Hicup View Post
    Sorry not going to get me outraged about bringing it to the enemy anyway possible. If I were in charge we'd actually still call it torture and I would sleep just fine at night.

    Tim-
    Yeaaa... Even tho torture doesnt work...


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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Yeaaa... Even tho torture doesnt work...
    Who cares? It could work, and I'm pretty sure I could get information from just about anyone, but in the event it doesn't, so what? One less bad guy to worry about.


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    Re: CIA's 'Harsh Interrogations' Exceeded Legal Authority, Report Finds

    Quote Originally Posted by Hicup View Post
    Who cares? It could work, and I'm pretty sure I could get information from just about anyone, but in the event it doesn't, so what? One less bad guy to worry about.


    Tim-
    Well saying that CIA broke its own code and own rules and US rules with interrogation and basically just did about anything in the book (which it sounds like)... I'm gonna stick with the various other reports, and various other studies that show torture doesnt work..


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    Re: CIA's 'Harsh Interrogations' Exceeded Legal Authority, Report Finds

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Well saying that CIA broke its own code and own rules and US rules with interrogation and basically just did about anything in the book (which it sounds like)... I'm gonna stick with the various other reports, and various other studies that show torture doesnt work..

    LOL, the CIA's "code" is only for feel good types like maybe you. The CIA is tasked with the responsibility of protecting American interests, and learning about potential danger, and every American President likes that idea, and secretly doesn't give a damn about how they go about doing it. Sure they'd like to keep the gory details from the American people and people like you, but that's because those who enjoy freedom and yet forget how we keep it that way are often uncomfortable with the knowledge that we actually do bite down hard every once in a while, and that people like me are under no illusions that we need to bite really hard, and IMO we need to do it more often.

    If we gain actionable intelligence, great. If not, so what!

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    Re: CIA's 'Harsh Interrogations' Exceeded Legal Authority, Report Finds

    Quote Originally Posted by Hicup View Post
    Who cares? It could work, and I'm pretty sure I could get information from just about anyone, but in the event it doesn't, so what? One less bad guy to worry about.


    Tim-

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    Re: CIA's 'Harsh Interrogations' Exceeded Legal Authority, Report Finds

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Yeaaa... Even tho torture doesnt work...
    Torture always works when done for verifiable information, as opposed to confession.

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    Re: CIA's 'Harsh Interrogations' Exceeded Legal Authority, Report Finds

    The CIA should not be engaged in torture because it tarnishes the US image abroad and undermines our proclaimed values. Such actions have contributed to the diminishing of US influence in the world and give ammunition to dictators and tyrants, who are then able to say "well the US does it, how can they condemn us for it."

    The United States must not engage in torture. We must reclaim our values of supporting human rights and liberty across the globe and not being hypocritical in how we deal with the international community. Enough with the "do as we say, not as we do."

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    Re: CIA's 'Harsh Interrogations' Exceeded Legal Authority, Report Finds

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
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    Criminals. Thats what they are, plain and simple. The CIA is filled of many criminals. War criminals. Torture. Lying to the American public, hell even to themselves.
    They're still only planning to release a 500 page summary of the 6200 page document. Release the whole thing and let the heads begin to roll. The author of the GW Bush Great Depression (the first torturer) should move to the head of the line. I don't think he wants to miss the bragging rights on this one, eh?

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