CIA Confirms a Dozen Destroyed Interrogation Tapes Depicted Torture

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    Written by Jason Leopold
    Friday, 06 March 2009 15:06
    A heavily redacted government document filed in a New York federal court Friday afternoon states that the CIA destroyed 12 videotapes that specifically showed two detainees being tortured by interrogators, the first time the agency has disclosed the exact number of videotapes depicting "enhanced interrogation techniques."

    “There are 92 videotapes, 12 of which include EIT [enhanced interrogation techniques] applications,” says the redacted document, marked ‘top-secret,’ describing the tapes. “An OGC [Office of General Counsel] attorney reviewed the videotapes" and the CIA's “OIG [Office of Inspector General} reviewed the videotapes in May 2003.”

    That document, along with several others, were filed in response to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union seeking documentary evidence on the Bush administration's treatment of detainees. In December 2007, the ACLU filed a motion to hold the CIA in contempt for destroying the videotapes, alleging the agency violated a court order requiring the immediate production or identify all records requested by the ACLU related to detainee treatment. That motion is still pending.

    The videotaped interrogations, which were also withheld from the 9/11 Commission, were destroyed in November 2005 after The Washington Post published a story exposing the CIA’s use of so-called “black site” prisons overseas to interrogate terror suspects with techniques that were not legal on U.S. soil.

    CIA Confirms a Dozen Destroyed Interrogation Tapes Depicted Torture
     
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    You know......the more that people start looking at and investigating Bush and his legacy, the worse it looks.......

    First, the economy.

    Next, GITMO, as well as all the other crap........

    Yep, Bush Jr. is going to be known as the worst failure of a president EVER.
     
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    You've got to be kidding me?

    Destroyed tapes. You're evidence is destroyed tapes. There is just one slight problem:

    You can say anything was on destroyed tapes, aliens for example. And there is absolutely no evidence that it's true. Because they were freakin destroyed!!!

    That's as stupid as saying "Im not going to read that book all the information in it is wrong." You dont know a freaking thing because there is no evidence.

    So you are going to try to claim that there are some no longer existing tapes showing government torture. And I am supposed to just believe it because you said so with no actual evidence.

    What's mind boggling about all this is you guys think you are the intelligent ones.
     
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    Yes, they destroyed the evidence. A crime in and of itself. Just one of many of the previous administration.
     
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    this belongs in the CT forum
     
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    So?
     
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    that was all i had to read

    anyone remember his infamous story


    "Rove Indicted"

    :eusa_whistle::eusa_whistle::eusa_whistle:
     
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    Looking at the developing witchunt, seems like it was a smart move.

    The CIA on the ball for a change, who would think it?
     
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    What is it with you on the left? Anything is true so long as you are willing to continue repeating it? Even if it's bullshit?

    First, Bush is no more to blame for the economy than you are.

    Second, all I see is a bunch of baseless, presumptive accusations in the OP. All that is known for sure is that tapes existed and were destroyed.

    You don't know what exactly was on the tapes, so Hell ... let's just make some shit up.

    Bush will only be known as the worst President by those dumb enough to believe it. He's not even close.
     
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