Report Details Alleged CIA Abuses

Greg Miller, The Los Angeles Times: "The CIA staged a mock execution and brandished weapons, including a gun and a power drill, during interrogation sessions with detainees, according to a long-secret internal CIA report expected to be released Monday. The episodes are part of a catalog of alleged abuses - a 2004 report by the CIA's inspector general - that has prompted Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. to consider appointing a criminal prosecutor to investigate cases in which the CIA strayed beyond its authorities."

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Civil Liberties Groups Prepare Delicate Message on CIA Probe

Spencer Ackerman, The Washington Independent: "Like many in the intelligence community, Tyler Drumheller is waiting to see if his former colleagues will be left holding the bag for the Bush administration. As early as Monday, Attorney General Eric Holder is expected to announce the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate acts of torture performed by the CIA as part of the Bush administration's so-called 'enhanced interrogation' program."

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The Whitewash Begins: CIA Special Prosecutor Appointed
//www.commondreams.org/headline/2009/08/24-8

ACLU: Justice Department Office Says Detainee Abuse Cases Should Be Re-Opened
//www.commondreams.org/newswire/2009/08/24-1

Constitution Project: Interrogation Reports Further Demonstrate the Need for Comprehensive Nonpartisan Commission of Inquiry
//www.commondreams.org/newswire/2009/08/24-6

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Report: CIA used power drills, guns, threats against children

ABC News

08/24/09

CIA officers used power drills, mock executions and threats against children in often futile attempts to break high-value al Qaeda targets, according to portions of a 2004 report by the CIA inspector general that was made public today. ‘We now have a document that the world can read that shows in excruciating and disgusting detail that the United States violated its own beliefs and turned to the dark side when it didn’t have to,’ said Richard Clarke, a former national security official and now an ABC News consultant...

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