January 30, 2013


Torture Likely to Dominate Brennan's Hearing

Reuters: "John Brennan, President Obama's nominee to head the CIA, had detailed, contemporaneous knowledge of the use of 'enhanced interrogation techniques' on captured terrorism suspects during an earlier stint as a top spy agency official... Those records, the sources said, show that Brennan was a regular recipient of CIA message traffic about controversial aspects of the agency's counter-terrorism program after September 2001, including the use of waterboarding. How deeply involved Brennan was in the program, and whether he vigorously objected to it at the time, as he has said he did, are likely to be central questions lawmakers raise at his Senate Intelligence Committee confirmation hearing, scheduled for February 7."










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