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Exclusive: Senate probe finds little evidence of effective 'torture'
Reuters ^ | Fri Apr 27, 2012 1:44am EDT | Mark Hosenball

Posted on 04/27/2012 2:18:49 AM PDT by Olog-hai

A nearly three-year-long investigation by Senate Intelligence Committee Democrats is expected to find there is little evidence the harsh "enhanced interrogation techniques" the CIA used on high-value prisoners produced counter-terrorism breakthroughs.

People familiar with the inquiry said committee investigators, who have been poring over records from the administration of President George W. Bush, believe they do not substantiate claims by some Bush supporters that the harsh interrogations led to counter-terrorism coups.

The backers of such techniques, which include "water-boarding," sleep deprivation and other practices critics call torture, maintain they have led to the disruption of major terror plots and the capture of al Qaeda leaders.

One official said investigators found "no evidence" such enhanced interrogations played "any significant role" in the years-long intelligence operations which led to the discovery and killing of Osama bin Laden last May by U.S. Navy SEALs.

President Barack Obama and his aides have largely sought to avoid revisiting Bush administration controversies. But the debate over the effectiveness of enhanced interrogations, which human rights advocates condemn as torture, is resurfacing, in part thanks to a new book by a former top CIA official. …

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bullstalin; cia; democrats; huntforbinladen; liberalagenda; lies; revisionisthistory; stalinisttactics; torture
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Yeahh right.
1 posted on 04/27/2012 2:19:06 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

The Senate is wrong!


2 posted on 04/27/2012 2:35:54 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: Olog-hai

Democrat report! To be expected!


3 posted on 04/27/2012 2:36:49 AM PDT by rawhide
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He was water boarded and thereafter he talked. But because he didn’t give up the courier while he was still wiping the water off his face, they dispute a “causal connection”.

I recall that KSM himself told them he could cooperate without feeling guilty because he was watdrboarded.


4 posted on 04/27/2012 2:49:21 AM PDT by Andrei Bulba
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“Senate Intelligence Committee Democrats”

Putting the Oxy back in the Morons.


5 posted on 04/27/2012 3:08:14 AM PDT by JewishRighter (Anybody but Hussein)
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To: Olog-hai

Democrats have proven to us all they are the enemies of truth.

Waterboard them.


6 posted on 04/27/2012 3:34:05 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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“A nearly three-year-long investigation by Senate Intelligence Committee Democrats...”

Don’t need to read any further. There is no way the Dumb-ocrats could find any truth not within the sphere of their own preconceived notions in this subject. And, we’ve heard their pathetic arguments for years.


7 posted on 04/27/2012 3:49:40 AM PDT by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2013: Change we can look forward to.)
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So, it worked.
I guess that’s why the Dhimmocrats are retreating as fast as possible.


8 posted on 04/27/2012 3:55:13 AM PDT by Flintlock (THE TRUTH: It's the new hate speech..)
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I think we need to waterboard some, maybe most, in the Senate to find out what they know and when did they know it.
I suspect they won’t find anything.


9 posted on 04/27/2012 3:56:05 AM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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Except when it came to getting information from detainees about Abu Ahmed al-Kuwaiti Bin Laden’t courier, they mean.


10 posted on 04/27/2012 4:20:14 AM PDT by corlorde (NH)
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If torture doesn’t work, why has it been so popular over the years?


11 posted on 04/27/2012 4:33:53 AM PDT by jmcenanly ("The more corrupt the state, the more laws." Tacitus, Publius Cornelius)
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12 posted on 04/27/2012 4:35:59 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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Who cares? The “war on terror” is over! /heavy sarcasm


13 posted on 04/27/2012 4:37:47 AM PDT by Road Warrior 04 (I miss President Bush! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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The history of torture is that it extracts the answer you want, not the correct answer. There are more effective, less distasteful methods.


14 posted on 04/27/2012 4:59:29 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Olog-hai
A nearly three-year-long investigation by Senate Intelligence Committee Democrats is expected to find there is little evidence the harsh "enhanced interrogation techniques" the CIA used on high-value prisoners produced counter-terrorism breakthroughs.

Hmm, 'rats saying what a GOP President did was ineffective. Shocking! In intel, every little scrap of information matters. Of course there were no bombshell revelations during interrogations. This is the real world, not Hollywood.

...committee investigators, who have been poring over records from the administration of President George W. Bush, believe they do not substantiate claims by some Bush supporters that the harsh interrogations led to counter-terrorism coups.

Well, they can believe whatever they want. People believe all kinds of crazy stuff in the face of all evidence to the contrary. Were these "investigators" intel experts, or mere political hacks looking for anything to attack Bush and the GOP with? Bets anyone?

One official said investigators found "no evidence" such enhanced interrogations played "any significant role" in the years-long intelligence operations which led to the discovery and killing of Osama bin Laden last May by U.S. Navy SEALs.

No evidence of a "significant" role in one op. Carefully worded. I guess that depends on your definition of what would be significant. It also carefully sidesteps intel successes on all other operations. I doubt going after OBL was the only intel op we've had going on in theater the last few years.

President Barack Obama and his aides have largely sought to avoid revisiting Bush administration controversies.

Bwaa haa haa! So horrendously far from the truth it doesn't even merit a response. That should go under the Friday silliness thread here on FR.

15 posted on 04/27/2012 5:16:07 AM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: Olog-hai
This is easily fixed. Just make it more effective.
16 posted on 04/27/2012 5:47:33 AM PDT by StAnDeliver (=)
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To: 1010RD

Tell it to Jack Bauer


17 posted on 04/27/2012 5:52:55 AM PDT by Tula Git
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To: Tula Git

You mean the mythical television character?


18 posted on 04/27/2012 6:02:42 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Tula Git

I don’t think using a tv show is a solid basis for opinion.


19 posted on 04/27/2012 6:03:50 AM PDT by VaRepublican (I would propagate taglines but I don't know how. But bloggers do.)
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To: 1010RD
First of all “water boarding” and “sleep deprivation” is not torture. Second give me examples of the more effective methods.
20 posted on 04/27/2012 6:53:59 AM PDT by jveritas (God bless our brave troops)
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