On June 24th 2009 a BBC investigation of Bagram finds detainees were
'beaten,' 'hung from the ceiling.' They recently interviewed 27 former detainees who were held at the Bagram Airbase detention facility between 2002 and 2008. All but two of the detainees said they had been ill-treated. According to the investigation, the detainees were "beaten, deprived of sleep, hung from the ceiling and threatened with dogs. Four claimed officials had put a gun to their head and threatened to kill them."
The article "CIA Urges White House to Keep Parts of Detainee Report Secret" at
details that after the May 2004 comprehensive internal account of the agency's interrogation program the CIA knew they were committing crimes and that is why they insisted on getting W's administration support as the article states "After the report was issued, then-CIA Director George J. Tenet demanded that the Justice Department and the White House reaffirm their support for the agency's harsh interrogation methods, even when used in combination, telling others at the time, "No papers, no opinions, no program." At a White House meeting in mid-2004, he resisted pressures to reinstate the program immediately, before receiving new legal authorization, according to a source familiar with the episode."
Why was Tenet so adamant? He was simply because he knew that what the CIA was illegal.