Thursday, January 31, 2013

Three Former Top Spies Endorse "Zero Dark Thirty's" Version Of Torture

Shock Endorsement: 'Zero Dark Thirty' Wins Raves From Top Spies -- Washington Examiner

In a surprising endorsement, three top former CIA officials Tuesday praised the controversial anti-terror film "Zero Dark Thirty," claiming that it properly showed that brutal interrogation worked in the early war against al Qaeda, despite administration claims.

What's more, the three, including a former CIA director and his top spy, said that without so-called "enhanced interrogation," which President Obama killed in his third day in office, the nation's security is at risk.

"I fear for the safety of our national security because of that," said Jose Rodriguez, a 31-year CIA veteran who headed the National Clandestine Service from 2004-2008.

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My Comment: Conventional wisdom has been saying the opposite .... but I will wager that years from now .... when the politics has changed ..... a re-evaluation on the effectiveness of enhanced interrogation techniques will be done. And when that report is completed, it would not surprise me that a different conclusion and consensus will be reached.

Update: Top CIA Officials To Bigelow: Our Torture Boxes Were Bigger -- Business Insider

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