Rendition continued
Legion Update #3 and Petraeus...

CIA Interrogation report vindicates Enhanced Interrogation Techniques

I have read quickly through this report and I can only say I wish I had the clearance to see the dozens and dozens of redacted pages, but the info it contains vindicate the use of the program as an effective way to get valuable intel. I am posting the bits I grabbed and apologies for any transcription errors. You may download the report here. I will read more deeply and add commentary for tomorrow.

The Agency’s detention and interrogation of terrorists has provided intelligence that has enabled the identification and apprehension of other terrorists and warned of terrorist plots planned for the United States and around the world. The CTC Program has resulted in the issuance of thousands of individual intelligence reports and analytic products supporting the counterterrorism efforts of U.S. policymakers and military commanders....

four redacted who were interviewed admitted to either participating in one of the above described incidents or hearing about them. Redacted described staging a mock execution of a detainee. reportedly a detainee who witnessed the "body" in the aftermath of the ruse "sang like a bird".....

The detention of terrorists has prevented them from engaging in further terrorist activity, and their interrogation has provided intelligence that has enabled the identification and apprehension of other terrorists, warned of terrorist plots planned for the United States and around the world and supported articles frequently used in the finished intelligence publications for senior policymakers and war fighters. In this regard there is no doubt that the Program has been effective. Measuring the effectiveness of EIT, however is a more subjective process and not without some concern.....

In an interview the DCI said he believes the use of EITs has proven to be extremely valuable in obtaining enormous amounts of critical threat information from detainees who had otherwise believed they were safe from any harm in the hands of Americans......

It is not possible to say definitively that the waterboard is the reason for Abu Zubaydah's increased production, or if another factor was the catalyst. Since the use of the waterboard Abu Zubaydah has appeared productive.....

Because of the litany of techniques used by different interrogators over a relatively short period of time, it is difficult to identify exactly why Al-Nashiri became more willing to provide information. However following the use of EITs he provided information about his most current operational planning and redacted as opposed to the historical information he provided before the use of EITs......

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