It’s even worse than we thought.
An exhaustive—and grisly—new report from the Senate reveals that the CIA’s use of torture in the years after 9/11 was more brutal than the agency acknowledged at the time, even to White House.
The report is filled with horrific stories: forced rectal feeding, prisoners wrongfully held, and CIA sources being detained and tortured.
In a statement, President Obama said the detention and interrogation program did “significant damage to America’s standing in the world.” Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said the report—which some said shouldn’t be released due in part to fears of retaliation— is “an important step to restore our values and show the world that we are in fact a just and lawful society.”
Here are some of the most important findings. Read the whole thing here.
1. The CIA detained more people than they claimed
The directive that established the…
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