Wednesday, April 22, 2009

CIA Ignorance of Waterboarding History is Appalling

A former CIA agent called the race to waterboard "a perfect storm of ignorance and enthusiasm." The story line: Director George Tenet, who claimed the CIA thoroughly researched its proposals, didn't research the history of waterboarding.

It's either fake, which means they knew the history and did it anyway. Or they're cretins and can't do basic research. Either is sad for "public servants."

Ignorance is no defense against breaking the law. An investigation is needed, not public hearings before a complicit Congress.

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