Sources: Top Bush advisors approved ‘enhanced interrogation’

AKA “torture”

In dozens of top-secret talks and meetings in the White House, the most senior Bush administration officials discussed and approved specific details of how high-value al Qaeda suspects would be interrogated by the Central Intelligence Agency, sources tell ABC News.

At the time, [participants in the meetings] included Vice President Cheney, former National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and Secretary of State Colin Powell, as well as CIA Director George Tenet and Attorney General John Ashcroft.

The “highly placed sources” doing the leaking could be principled opponents of torture or this could just be more surfacing of shadowy turf wars between the various intelligence agencies. Or both. Or something else. They live down the rabbit hole, most of us don’t, so it’s difficult to tell what’s really going on, and more importantly, why.

However, it’s good this has been leaked and it certainly sounds like war crimes were ok’ed by them, doesn’t it?

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