The Heat discusses the fallout from the US Senate torture report

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The American public and the world were misled. That’s the conclusion of an exhaustive five year investigation by a U.S. Senate committee detailing the CIA’s aggressive questioning of terror suspects in the period following the 9/11 attacks.

Among the revelations, the CIA used waterboarding, confinement in small spaces, shackling in stress positions, “rectal rehydration” and other painful procedures that were never approved, all while minimizing the severity of the interrogations and exaggerating the usefulness of the information produced. The reaction has been fast and furious on all sides, including current CIA Director John Brennan.

“The CIA was unprepared to conduct a detention and interrogation program and our officers inadequately developed and monitored its initial activities. The agency failed to establish quickly the operational guidelines needed to govern the entire effort. In a limited number of cases, agency officers used interrogation techniques that had not been authorized or abhorrent and rightly should be repudiated by all. And we fell short when it came to holding some officers accountable for their mistakes,” Brennan said.

CCTV America’s White House correspondent Jessica Stone reported.

The Heat discusses the fallout from the US Senate torture report 1

The Heat discusses the fallout from the US Senate torture report 1

The American public and the world were misled. That’s the conclusion of an exhaustive five year investigation by a U.S. Senate committee detailing the CIA’s aggressive questioning of terror suspects in the period following the 9/11 attacks.CCTV America’s White House correspondent Jessica Stone reported.

The Heat invited a panel of experts to discuss  the fallout from the release of the U.S. report on CIA interrogation tactics after 9/11 attacks.
  • Ray McGovern, a CIA analyst for nearly three decades. In the 1980’s McGovern chaired National Intelligence Estimates and prepared the “Daily Brief” for U.S. President Ronald Reagan.
  • Sukant Chandan, the political analyst and commentator. @sonsofmalcolm
  • Pete Hoekstra, the former chairman of a U.S. Congressional Committee on Intelligence. He was a senior member of the committee that oversaw the CIA during the years covered in the new report. @petehoekstra
The Heat discusses the fallout from the US Senate torture report 2

The Heat discusses the fallout from the US Senate torture report 2

The Heat invited a panel of experts to discuss the fallout from the release of the U.S. report on CIA interrogation tactics after 9/11 attacks. Ray McGovern, a CIA analyst for nearly three decades. In the 1980’s McGovern chaired National Intelligence Estimates and prepared the “Daily Brief” for U.S. President Ronald Reagan. Sukant Chandan, the political analyst and commentatator. Pete Hoekstra, the former chairman of a U.S. Congressional Committee on Intelligence. He was a senior member of the committee that oversaw the CIA during the years covered in the new report.

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The Heat discusses the fallout from the US Senate torture report 3

The Heat discusses the fallout from the US Senate torture report 3

The Heat invited a panel of experts to discuss the fallout from the release of the U.S. report on CIA interrogation tactics after 9/11 attacks. Ray McGovern, a CIA analyst for nearly three decades. In the 1980’s McGovern chaired National Intelligence Estimates and prepared the “Daily Brief” for U.S. President Ronald Reagan. Sukant Chandan, the political analyst and commentator. Pete Hoekstra, the former chairman of a U.S. Congressional Committee on Intelligence. He was a senior member of the committee that oversaw the CIA during the years covered in the new report.

  • Stephen K. Mack

    Thank you to Ray McGovern for his thoughtfulness, his courage and for his righteous anger expressed to Mr. Hoekstra. It was a pleasure to watch Mr. McGovern make his arguments and then confront Mr. H. and pursue it with a certain admirable doggedness. Well done! Recall his confronting Rumsfeld in his own news conference?
    How very refreshing to see Mr. Sukant Chandan’s impressive arguments presented on any program, he would never be granted a spot on any American television network, of that you can be sure! Well done!
    StephenKMackSD