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Unsettled Legacy Of Torture Looms Over CIA-Congress Feud

For critics of the CIA, the only way to settle the issue and avoid future abuses is to end the secrecy around the interrogation program and give the subject a thorough public airing.
Unsettled Legacy Of Torture Looms Over CIA-Congress Feud
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Via AFP:

A now-defunct US program that used harsh interrogation techniques against terror suspects still casts a shadow over Washington, with the CIA and Congress locked in a bitter dispute over its legacy.

Launched in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks by ex-president George W. Bush, the "detention and interrogation program" was designed to force captured suspects to talk about Al-Qaeda's plots against America.

Intent on preventing another catastrophic attack on US soil, the Bush administration ordered the Central Intelligence Agency to "take the gloves off," approving a list of a...

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