Friday, February 08, 2008

And now from the Department of We Already Knew That...

I haven't seen much about this in the US news, although, I'll admit this before people point it out, I haven't looked one damn bit. The dog's been demanding...everything.
BBC NEWS | Americas | CIA admits waterboarding inmates
CIA head Michael Hayden told Congress it had only been used on three people, and not for the past five years.
He said the technique had been used on high-profile al-Qaeda detainees including Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.

After all the talk about waterboarding over the last few years, you'd think that they'd been doing it on Pay-Per-View. But there is an interesting quote buried in the middle of the article (oh, and I claim the emphasis)
He told Congress: "We used it against these three detainees because of the circumstances at the time.
"There was the belief that additional catastrophic attacks against the homeland were inevitable. And we had limited knowledge about al-Qaeda and its workings.
"Those two realities have changed."
Did you see that last sentence? Let me pull it out for you: Those two realities (belief that additional attacks were inevitable and limited knowledge about al-Qaeda) have changed.
Really, when did the inevitability of attacks against the fatherland change? You'd think that al-Qaeda had a base camp in Massachusetts to listen to the Rightwingosphere.
A further take:

Crooks and Liars » CIA Chief Officially Admits Use Of Torture, Names Detainees

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