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  •  Also the walkback of the CIA guy John Kiriakou (4+ / 0-)

    who now stated(in the last few pages of his book) he wasn't there with Abu Zubaydah

    http://www.foreignpolicy.com/...
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    Now comes John Kiriakou, again, with a wholly different story. On the next-to-last page of a new memoir, The Reluctant Spy: My Secret Life in the CIA's War on Terror (written with Michael Ruby), Kiriakou now rather off handedly admits that he basically made it all up.

    "What I told Brian Ross in late 2007 was wrong on a couple counts," he writes. "I suggested that Abu Zubaydah had lasted only thirty or thirty-five seconds during his waterboarding before he begged his interrogators to stop; after that, I said he opened up and gave the agency actionable intelligence."

    But never mind, he says now.

    "I wasn't there when the interrogation took place; instead, I relied on what I'd heard and read inside the agency at the time."

    Afghanistan:Graveyard to empires-It's not just a bumpersticker

    by JML9999 on Tue Feb 23, 2010 at 08:07:55 AM PST

    •  two words (0+ / 0-)

      paid shill...

      "Just today, Senator McCain offered up the oldest Washington stunt in the book - you pass the buck to a commission to study the problem." Sen. Barack Obama

      by justmy2 on Tue Feb 23, 2010 at 02:27:41 PM PST

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