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U.S. Intelligence Official: Torture Practices Lasted Nearly Seven Years

The comment is tucked away in a Washington Post article, and it’s nominally a meta-comment, a criticism of a critic of “enhanced interrogation techniques,” aka EITs, aka drowning people, freezing them and slamming them into walls, aka the federal crime known as torture. But carefully this anonymous intelligence official’s denigration of FBI Agent Ali Soufan. [...]

FBI Agent: More Torture Than You Know

Former FBI Agent Ali Soufan’s piece in the New York Times is remarkable in many aspects. It’s relevant: as a member of the FBI team interrogating detainees in the old-school, no-waterboarding way, Soufan was right in the middle of what transpired and has credibility as an observer. With clarity of thought and detail of exposition, [...]