1. Torture, Mock Executions, and Waterboarding (CIA IG, 2004)
The CIA Inspector General released a report (the unclassified version can be found here) describing CIA interrogation methods “in such horrifying terms, then-CIA Director George J. Tenet immediately suspended the program,” as Doyle McManus wrote the Los Angeles Times. The report threw the government’s mock executions and waterboarding into the public light, and determined that there was no conclusive evidence that interrogation techniques thwarted imminent terrorist attacks. Despite referrals by the CIA IG to the Dept. of Justice, no CIA official has ever been prosecuted for the documented abuses.
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