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CIA wants interrogation papers kept secret

Amid fierce controversy stirred up over the use of harsh interrogation techniques, the Central Intelligence Agency moves to warn against the disclosure of classified documents on the issue.

In a 24-page missive to New York federal judge Alvin Hellerstein, CIA Director Leon Panetta said releasing the agency's cables would tell "our enemies of what we knew about them, and when, and in some instances, how we obtained the intelligence."

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"I have determined that the disclosure of intelligence about al Qaeda reasonably could be expected to result in exceptionally grave damage to the national security," Panetta wrote in the letter on Monday.

The CIA official's warning came in reaction to a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), which has already uncovered Bush administration legal memos authorizing tough techniques, including waterboar


Added: Jun-9-2009 Occurred On: Jun-9-2009
By: dan_man
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  • "I have determined that the disclosure of intelligence about al Qaeda reasonably could be expected to result in exceptionally grave damage to the national security," Panetta wrote in the letter on Monday.

    Duh.

    I guess things look a little different when you're actually in a position of responsibility and not just trying to score political points.

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  • The only reason our troops are in danger is because they are in a foreign country slaughtering people who are not a threat to us. The torture includes the raping of children. Just what one can expect from the Sick Far Right. All the lies and dirty deeds need to be exposed. Only then can we move forward to a better future.
    Peace.

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  • If it were up to the CIA, the topography of the atlas would be changed so that nothing existed between Canada and Mexico.

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  • just shred and delete, just like the two years of WHITEHOUSE emails, and don't forget the Cheney fire..

    that was a hoot......

    you just can't make this stuff up.... or you can..LOL

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  • What a load of bs Leon. I think al Qaeda already knows what info we got and how we got it. It just sounds like it's cover our a**s time. We never tortured nobody..that's our story and we are sticking to it, right Leon. Ya hear that Hague and World Court.

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