Obama's Intel Director Said Bush-Era Interrogations Yielded 'High Value' Info

Greg Hengler
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Posted: Apr 22, 2009 9:57 AM
Here is the bombshell: "High value information came from interrogations in which those methods were used and provided a deeper understanding of the al Qa'ida organization that was attacking this country," the Director of National Intelligence, retired Admiral Dennis Blair, told colleagues in the two-page memo April 16. That sentence was not included in a shorter one-page statement Blair's office gave to the media last Thursday, the same day Obama released previously top secret Bush administration memos laying out Republican lawyers' rationale for why they believed the interrogations were legal."

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For those of you not convinced Bush-era interrogations worked: "The Central Intelligence Agency told CNSNews.com today that it stands by the assertion made in a May 30, 2005 Justice Department memo that the use of 'enhanced techniques' of interrogation on al Qaeda leader Khalid Sheik Mohammed (KSM) -- including the use of waterboarding -- caused KSM to reveal information that allowed the U.S. government to thwart a planned attack on Los Angeles.  Before he was waterboarded, when KSM was asked about planned attacks on the United States, he ominously told his CIA interrogators, 'Soon, you will know.'"

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