Imprisoned Former CIA Agent John Kiriakou Speaks About Torture, Prison, and the Future ~ Natalia Megas, Capital Comment, Washingtonian.
A jailhouse interview with the man whose disclosures prompted this week’s damning torture report.
John Kiriakou in the documentary Silenced. Photograph courtesy AFI Docs.
Do you think the Obama’s administration’s record is better than Bush’s?
Obama’s intelligence policy is essentially an extension of the Bush administration, but bloodier. Especially the use of drones … I’m disappointed because the administration has turned its back on human rights. Obama has surrounded himself with true hawks.
In 2007, 15-year CIA veteran John Kiriakou told an ABC News reporter that his agency had waterboarded an Al Qaeda detainee, Abu Zubaydah, whom Kiriakou was involved in capturing in 2002. His revelation confirmed to the American public the CIA’s torture program and helped spur a years-long Senate investigation and a damning, 6,000-page report, the…
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