The Senate Intelligence Committee last week voted 9-6 to approve a 6,000-page report on the “enhanced interrogation” program of the Bush era. But its public release could be months away, according to press reports.
“The report uncovers startling details about the CIA detention and interrogation program and raises critical questions about intelligence operations and oversight,” Senate Intelligence Chair Dianne Feinstein was quoted as saying after the vote. “I strongly believe that the creation of long-term, clandestine ‘black sites’ and the use of so-called ‘enhanced interrogation techniques’ were terrible mistakes. The majority of the committee agrees.”
Sen. John McCain, tortured in a North Vietnamese prison, told Huffington Post: “I totally agree with the report, and I hope it can be made public as soon as possible.”
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