THE AMERICAN JOURNAL

CIA briefed 68 lawmakers on interrogation program

 WASHINGTON (Reuters) – CIA officials briefed at least 68 U.S. lawmakers between 2001 and 2007 on enhanced interrogation methods like simulated drowning that were being considered or used against captured al Qaeda members, according to declassified documents released on Tuesday.

The once-secret CIA papers, obtained in a lawsuit by the conservative legal foundation Judicial Watch, shed new light on which lawmakers knew the details of the controversial interrogation program and when.

Human rights groups have argued the harsh interrogation methods were forms of torture and violated U.S. obligations under the Geneva Conventions on treatment of war prisoners. President Barack Obama banned the techniques shortly after taking office in January 2009

Read more: Reuters

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February 24, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized |

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  1. And yes, Nancy Pelosi was THERE

    From the same article

    The CIA briefed lawmakers as it began seeking expanded authority for the interrogation program. Current House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi, then minority whip, attended a briefing on Abu Zubaydah’s interrogation April 24, 2002, along with seven other members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, the documents show

    Comment by MTR | February 24, 2010 | Reply


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