Is the newly-released US Senate report on CIA torture a limited hangout?
It certainly looks that way. The report tells one very important half of the truth. But it leaves out the other, even more important half.
The Senate report reveals that the CIA engaged in long-term, viciously brutal torture of “terror suspects” under the false pretense of trying to extract information. In fact, the torturers knew full well that such long-term torture is completely useless…at least if the purpose is to extract timely, accurate data.
But it works wonders for extracting false confessions…and “breaking” innocent suspects in order to brainwash them into believing they are guilty.