December 9th 2014, the recent ripple in the digital politosphere now before the world is the 6,800 paged United States Senate Intelligence Committee Study of the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program.
What has quickly become know as the “torture report“.
Largely still classified, with only 520 odd pages public, the report outlines a fairly expected notion that the CIA answers to no man.
Even when it is wrong and knows it…it’s still right.
The Executive Summary of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s Study is , here.
“This document examines the CIA’s secret overseas detention of at least 119 individuals and the use of coercive interrogation techniques—in some cases amounting to torture,”
Senator Feinstein’s statement is , here which includes the study’s 20 key findings.
i.e. point 2
“The CIA provided extensive inaccurate information about the operation of the program and its effectiveness to policymakers and the public.”
and point 4.
“The CIA program was far more brutal than the CIA represented to policymakers and the American public.”
Included is a timeline of key dates in the Committee’s study, here, starting March 5th 2009, which could be used as a cross reference for investigative reporting and a timelilne of the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program, here which starts September 11, 2001.
Senator John.D Rockefellas, Senator Wyden, Senator Udall, Senator Heinrich, Senator King, Senator Collins, are added , here.