Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Video: Sen. Mark Udall says CIA and Director John Brennan are still lying

It's becoming increasingly evident that the American people owe Leon Panetta and the honest staffers who wrote his sobering review of CIA practices a debt of gratitude.

Igor Volsky at ThinkProgress writes:
Following Tuesday’s release of a 600-page declassified summary, the CIA acknowledged that the agency “did not always live up to the high standards that we set for ourselves.” However, it insisted that “[o]ur review indicates that interrogations of detainees on whom EITs were used did produce intelligence that helped thwart attack plans, capture terrorists, and save lives.”
     Udall contradicted that statement, arguing that a classified 2011 internal review conducted by former CIA Director Leon Panetta “directly refutes information in the Brennan response.”
     “Director [John] Brennan and the CIA today are continuing to willfully provide inaccurate information and misrepresent the efficacy of torture,” Udall said, reiterating his call on Brennan to resign. “In other words, the CIA is lying.”

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