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From: barry levine
Date: Sun, Feb 22, 2015 at 7:46 AM
Subject: re: Did the Torture Report Give the C.I.A. a Bum Rap?
To the Editor:
As professor Cole notes "The [C.I.A.'s torture] report is, to date, the closest thing to official accountability that we have". This is why the report--and not the sanitized executive summary of the report--must be made public.
For the rest, Cole gives us a long riff on post-hoc ergo propter hoc; CIA claims that some actionable intelligence was gained after torture in no way demonstrates that torture was necessary to get that intelligence.
Barry Haskell Levine