Now I'm starting to hear something other than bullshit. What is it I hear..........the truth. We now know that the Bush administration was warned that what they would be doing in using harsh interrogations would constitute as torture.
It is now also being reported that the CIA Inspector General John Helgerson in 2004 found no real evidence,proof or whatever you want to call it that torture or "enhanced interrogation techniques" provided any information that helped the Bush administration to interrupt or stop any real terrorist threat.
Helgerson also concluded that water boarding was riskier than officials claimed and reported that the CIA's Office of Medical Services thought that the risk to the health of some prisoners outweighed any potential intelligence benefit, according to the memos.
Here's the biggest kicker:
Even some of those in the military who developed the techniques warned that the information they produced was "less reliable" than that gained by traditional psychological measures, and that using them would produce an "intolerable public and political backlash when discovered," according to a Senate Armed Services Committee report released on Tuesday.
President Bush told a September 2006 news conference that one plot, to attack a Los Angeles office tower, was "derailed" in early 2002 — before the harsh CIA interrogation measures were approved, contrary to those who claim that waterboarding revealed it.
So not only did military personnel warn against using torture because it was unreliable, but president Bush and Cheney have both been proven liars in referring to the thwarted L.A. tower bombing plot.
Wow so they knew it did not work, were warned against using it and yet did it anyway. So the only thing it accomplished was to tarnish the reputation of the United States which we may never repair. Even though every news agency is reporting this story, good luck finding it anywhere on Fox.
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