Friday, April 24, 2009

Ali Soufan Speaks

The writer was an FBI supervisory special agent from 1997 to 2005:

FOR seven years I have remained silent about the false claims magnifying the effectiveness of the so-called enhanced interrogation techniques like waterboarding. I have spoken only in closed government hearings, as these matters were classified. But the release last week of four Justice Department memos on interrogations allows me to shed light on the story, and on some of the lessons to be learned.

One of the most striking parts of the memos is the false premises on which they are based.

How can you not want to read the rest?

(h/t: uncle ebeneezer)


Some useful background on Soufan can be found in this 2006 interview with Lawrence Wright.

More on the Justice Department memos in an earlier post.

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