That there is even a debate on this is indicative of just how depraved US “culture” has become.
Some people in this country can’t be bothered by the subject, unless of course they are titillated by it through desensitizing propaganda like “24”.
Feinstein has Haspel’s back, so she should sail through the confirmation process.
Feinstein’s Key Findings provides the roadmap for every rationale offered by the CIA that the hideous war crime of torture isn’t directly attributable to the agency or individual within the agency.
I assert, this amounts to a coverup, and it serves Feinstein’s interests such that she is ultimately culpable for being a party to those crimes, given the fact she was briefed on ongoing “enhanced interrogation techniques” as powerful Chairwoman of the Select Senate Committee on Intelligence i.e., responsible for oversight of the CIA, and other intelligence organizations.
Feinstein has now released publicly a letter asking Pompeo and Haspel to de-classify information relative to her role at the agency, in regard to torture.
This of course offers the opportunity for Pompeo and Haspel to offer whatever fiction they deem necessary to sail through the nomination. I’m certain a lovely defense, following the roadmap Feinstein layed out, is in the works as I cluck.
The heading on Feinstein’s website, calling attention to this letter, has the word “torture”.
The letter to the CIA of course does not.
In fact Feinstein has never directly used the word torture, asserting torture was committed by the CIA.
In her Key Findings, the word “torture” was used once. And that was attributing that to John McCain’s assertion that torture was used.
See the difference?
In her “summary” she wrapped it up saying “mistakes” were made.
And I tell you, she is just so frustrated after her battles with the CIA and Obama to get out the truth!!!
Go get 'em Feinstein!!!