Dec 6, 2007

What interrogation tape?

The CIA admits to destroying two interrogation tapes that might have caught agents using "harsh" tactics to rattle al Qaeda cages. The New York Times seems to have had the story first.

The Agency says it destroyed the tapes to ensure the safety of the interrogators. The tapes, after all, could have fallen into the wrong hands. You know, in the event they fell out of some one's jacket pocket or were accidentally dropped into the Blockbuster video return slot.

At this point everyone knows we waterboard the hell out of suspected terrorists, but I can see why we'd want to leave the act up to people's imaginations. A pyramid of naked Iraqis just doesn't stack up to our "harsh" techniques. Remember the pictures?

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