Re-blog: TYT video about torture program. Other info. Thanks to “Dear Kitty. Some Blog”
By Eric London in the USA:
Former head CIA lawyer defends torture in Der Spiegel interview
27 August 2014
In an August 20 interview with the German magazine Der Spiegel, former acting CIA General Counsel John Rizzo defends his role as the legal architect of the US government’s international campaign of detention and torture.
In the interview, Rizzo, who worked at the CIA from 1976 to 2009, declares that although the torture programs he approved “seemed harsh, even brutal,” he does not regret his support for their implementation.
“I was certainly an architect of the interrogation program, even if I didn’t originally come up with it,” he says, adding, “I was the legal architect of the proposed list of techniques and played the lead role in obtaining…
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