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CIA Executive Director: CIA Committed Torture Washington's Blog

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Former CIA Executive Director Buzzy Krongard told BBC on Monday that the CIA did engage in torture:

[BBC] asked Buzzy Krongard, the CIA's former executive director, if he thought waterboarding and painful stress positions were torture:

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"Well, let's put it this way, it is meant to make him as uncomfortable as possible. So I assume for, without getting into semantics, that's torture. I'm comfortable with saying that," he explained.

Krongard isn't the first high-level official to admit that what the CIA did was torture. The following officials also admitted that the CIA tortured:

  • Tom Ridge, head of the Department of Homeland Security
  • Barry McCaffrey, 4-Star General, who was awarded three Purple Hearts, two Distinguished Service Crosses, and two Silver Stars
  • Malcolm Nance, an advisor on terrorism to the US departments of Homeland Security, Special Operations and Intelligence
  • Matthew Alexander, a former top Air Force interrogator who led the team that tracked down Abu Musab al-Zarqawi
  • Ricardo Sanchez, Lieutenant General and the former top coalition commander in Iraq

Why does this matter?

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Because top experts say that torture doesn't work to provide evidence (even in a "ticking time bomb" scenario) " and that it severely harms America's national security.

 

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