Washington Closes Ranks On Torture Report

Posted on AllSides December 15th, 2014
From The Left

Less than a week after the release of the executive summary of the Senate Intelligence Committee's wide-ranging report on the CIA's torture program, officials in Washington are closing ranks.

The report outlined several shocking revelations, including instances of waterboarding, forced rectal feedings and in one case a detainee's death. Agency officers themselves were upset by the program, the report suggests, requesting transfers away from the "black sites" where interrogations took place and begging CIA headquarters to let them stop.

“Facts aren’t partisan,” Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), a member of the...

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