September 25, 2008

OK, it's not like we didn't know about it, but it's still horrifying.

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Senior Bush administration officials held a series of meetings in the White House in 2002 and 2003 to discuss allowing the CIA to use harsh interrogation methods on Al Qaeda detainees, according to a written statement Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice recently provided to Senate investigators. Rice's written response to investigators on the Senate Armed Services Committee marks the first time a high-ranking White House official has formally acknowledged the White House discussions, which led to the CIA's use of waterboarding and other coercive methods...read on

Alex Gibney, the Academy Award winning director of "Taxi to the Dark Side" discusses this revelation with Rachel Maddow.

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