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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The CIA's Secret Interrogation Program

and documents recently released about it are discussed in the New York Times. The Times' bottom line:

But the strong impression that emerges from the documents, many with long passages blacked out for secrecy, is by no means one of gung-ho operatives running wild. It is a portrait of overwhelming control exercised from C.I.A. headquarters and the Department of Justice — control Bush administration officials say was intended to ensure that the program was safe and legal.

 The CIA inspector general's report, which (inter alia) describes the interrogation techniques, is here.

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