Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Current And Former U.S. Intelligence Chiefs Fire Back At 'Biased, Inaccurate, And Destructive' CIA Enhanced Interrogation Report
Julian Hattem at thehill.com offers a piece on the reaction of current and former intelligence chiefs to the Senate's CIA enhanced interrogation report.
Current and former heads of U.S. spy agencies are criticizing a Senate report’s claim that the CIA tortured detainees and misled the public about its "enhanced interrogation" techniques.
In separate statements on Tuesday, multiple current and former intelligence agency officials defended the work of the agency during the George W. Bush administration and said that agents were doing their best while defending the nation.
George Tenet, who was CIA director through much of the Bush administration, said the report is "biased, inaccurate, and destructive" and said it "does damage to U.S. national security, to the men and women of the Central Intelligence Agency, and most of all to the truth."
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Note: The Senate report, written exclusively by partisan Democratic congressional staffers, without the benefit of interviews with current and former CIA officers involved in the program, is, in my view, dubious.