The #5 story on Monday's Countdown delivered a bombshell - John Kiriakou, a former CIA agent who actually led the team of agents who appeared on the destroyed torture tapes has come forward in an interview with ABC to confirm the tapes DID show waterboarding and that while he believes the technique was effective, he now believes it is torture and is wrong. It's becoming more and more difficult for President Bush to convince the world that he hasn't committed war crimes.
Keith spoke with Richard Wolffe and Jonathan Turley about this revelation and the enormous damage it does to the CIA's claim that the tapes were destroyed purely to protect the identities of the agents involved. They also give hell to Senator Jay Rockefeller and other Democratic leaders who knew that Bush was illegally torturing as far back as 2002, but did not speak out against it.
A new report contradicts the official claim that only three detainees were waterboarded by the CIA.
By Cora Currier, ProPublica
For many years, Bush administration officials have said that the CIA waterboarded only three terror Read more...