Human Rights Groups Advocate for the Declassification of the CIA’s Post-9/11 Interrogation Program
August 5, 2014
From 2009 to 2014 the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) conducted a comprehensive oversight review of the CIA’s interrogation and detention program in the years following 9/11. The Senate report on CIA torture shows that the CIA used torture and other brutal interrogation techniques, and misled the executive branch, Congress, and the public about the value of using torture to obtain information. As Senators debate whether to accept the intelligence community’s reportedly significant number of redactions, former CIA officials are trying to undercut the report’s credibility. Their criticisms are entirely predictable and easily rebutted. Take a look.