December 10th, 2014
07:17 AM ET

Senate Report: CIA Misled Public on Torture

The CIA's harsh interrogations of terrorist detainees during the Bush era didn't work, were more brutal than previously revealed and delivered no "ticking time bomb" information that prevented an attack, according to an explosive Senate report released Tuesday.

The majority report issued by the Senate Intelligence Committee is a damning condemnation of the tactics - branded by critics as torture - the George W. Bush administration deployed in the fear-laden days after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The techniques, according to the report, were "deeply flawed," poorly managed and often resulted in "fabricated" information.

The long-delayed study, distilled from more than six million CIA documents, also says the agency consistently misled Congress and the Bush White House about the harsh methods it used and the results it obtained from interrogating al Qaeda suspects.

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  1. Chris

    Torture is just plain wrong. Those lawyers who crafted the term enhanced interrogation were just sanitizing the term, torture..and droning is no better, America is better than this, there are no morals in either droning or torture, and there is no reason or excuse for killing innocent people via droning.

    December 12, 2014 at 7:33 am | Reply

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