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DiFi´s Tortured Logic on
CIA Interrogations

Creators Syndicate, by Debra Saunders

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Posted By:garnet, 8/12/2014 12:55:22 PM

Sen. Dianne Feinstein is a woman on a mission. As chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, she has set out to prove the illogical -- that enhanced interrogation techniques used for a time under the George W. Bush administration constituted torture and that they never produced useful intelligence. Americans are supposed to believe that top terrorists are likelier to divulge information if they are lawyered up and politely asked questions. In 2009, DiFi launched a committee investigation into CIA detention and interrogation practices under Bush. Staff examined more than 6 million documents and produced a 6,200-page report with a 510-page

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: grahamcracker, 8/12/2014 1:06:59 PM     (No. 9963128)

I do believe "Senate Intelligence Committee" is an oxymoron.

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