South Dakota Senator Mike Rounds Undecided on Gina Haspel Vote

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"Over the last 17 years, the agency and I have learned the hard lessons since 9/11", Haspel wrote.

According to the Washington Post, a study the Senate Intelligence Committee concluded that "the CIA's use of torture and other harsh interrogation techniques did not produce unique, critical intelligence that had not been replicated elsewhere or obtained through other means".

For the most part, Republican senators asked Haspel supportive, accommodative questions.

Haspel headed up a base at a Thailand black-site prison in 2002.

Brennan played a much larger role than Haspel did in regards to the enhanced interrogation program, which Warner and Kaine seem to have issues with.

Though Haspel's nomination has gained steam, it's not yet a given that she will confirmed.

But my ambivalence about Haspel reflects our nation's ambivalence about torture. I'm not one of those people who calls it torture.

But Kennedy chose to go one stop further.


Wiener documents also the CIA's Vietnam-era Phoenix program, which involved the detention and torture of suspected enemy combatants, as well as other programs that used torture, often in violation of USA law.

Former Vice President Dick Cheney stood by the CIA's controversial torture program and said interrogation techniques like waterboarding should still be in place.

Many Americans frown on that. Instead, she got to work seeking to keep us safe and prevent other attacks.

"He is the man who acquired waterboarded greater than anyone else", he mentioned.

If we think America despises torture, it's worth noting that we've elected a president who is an unequivocal proponent of its use. She declared that she would not go along with any effort to revive the waterboarding program, not because it would cause undue suffering to the victims of the torture, but because it might harm the torturers.

Trump contrasts sharply with the gravely ill Sen.

"I don't believe that torture works", Haspel said in reply to Democratic California Senator Kamala Harris, who asked if the Central Intelligence Agency nominee agrees with Donald Trump's statement where he "asserted that torture works". Any pilot with enough courage to fly off an aircraft carrier is already well past halfway to being a hero. What isn't clear is whether the USA can survive if we become unashamed torturers.

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