Why A Stand Against Torture Must Start at the Top

From last night’s ABC interview with a former CIA officer on the torture of an al-Qaeda suspect in U.S. custody.

BRIAN ROSS: And did you know the CIA officers feel without a doubt you had the legal right to do what you were doing?

JOHN: Absolutely. Absolutely. I remember – I remember being told when – the President signed the – the authorities that they had been approved – not just by the National Security Counsel, but by the – but by the Justice Department as well, I remember people being surprised that the authorities were granted.


Published on December 11, 2007


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