Tag: CIA

Democrats blow a mountain of political capital trying to nail CIA nominee Gina Haspel

Gina Haspel, nominated to head the CIA, turned Democrats on the Senate Intelligence Committee every which way as she deftly answered one ridiculous question after another. The Democratic game plan was so obvious as to be laughable: Get her to admit that enhanced intelligence techniques (e.g. waterboarding) used to obtain information to prevent more devastating terrorist... Read more »

Watch Senator John McCain's eloquent condemnation of CIA torture

Sen. John McCain may have surprised some of his Republican colleagues by his eloquent condemnation of torture as an offense against our “national honor.” He called the report released today by the outgoing chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee into the practice of torture used by the CIA against captured terrorists to be “thorough and... Read more »