The CIA’s harsh interrogations of detainees during the Bush era didn’t work, were more brutal than previously revealed and delivered no “ticking time bomb” information that prevented a terrorist attack, according to a new Senate report.
The majority report issued by the Senate Intelligence Committee is a damning condemnation of the “enhanced interrogation techniques” — branded as torture by critics — that the George W. Bush administration deployed in the fear-laden days after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks against the United States. The techniques, according to the report, were “deeply flawed” and often resulted in “fabricated” information.
Anticipating a backlash across the Middle East with the release of the report, thousands of Marines have been put on a higher state of alert.
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