TV News LIES

Wednesday, Feb 22nd

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News Human Rights Top ex-CIA officer on waterboarding tape destruction: ‘Just getting rid of some ugly visuals’

Top ex-CIA officer on waterboarding tape destruction: ‘Just getting rid of some ugly visuals’

E-mail Print PDF

Waterboarding tapes destroyedThe retired top CIA officer who ordered the destruction of videos showing waterboarding says in a new book that he was tired of waiting for Washington’s bureaucracy to make a decision that protected American lives.

Jose Rodriguez, who oversaw the CIA’s once-secret interrogation and detention program, also lashes out at President Barack Obama’s administration for calling waterboarding torture and criticizing its use.

“I cannot tell you how disgusted my former colleagues and I felt to hear ourselves labeled ‘torturers’ by the president of the United States,” Rodriguez writes in his book, “Hard Measures.”

The book is due out April 30. The Associated Press purchased a copy Tuesday.

The chapter about the interrogation videos adds few new details to a narrative that has been explored for years by journalists, investigators and civil rights groups. But the book represents Rodriguez’s first public comment on the matter since the tape destruction was revealed in 2007.

TVNL Comment:  Japanese officers were executed for water boarding US soldiers during WWII.  Why destroy the evidence if it isn't illegal? Just asking....

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Amnesty: Toxic fear mongering pushing back human rights

Amnesty: Toxic fear mongeringToxic fear mongering by anti-establishment politicians, among them US President Donald Trump and the leaders of...

US: Remembering Japanese internment camps 75 years on

Japan interment campsJim Matsuoka left his marbles at Manzanar, the site of the Japanese American internment camp where...

US lawmakers target undocumented student 'sanctuaries'

US lawmakers target sanctuary universitiest took four attempts for eight-year-old Miguel Gutierrez, his mother and two-year-old brother to make it...

Thousands in Barcelona urge Spain to take in more refugees

Thousands protest for Spain to take in ore refugeesThousands of protesters marched Saturday in Barcelona to demand that Spain's conservative-led government increase its efforts...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!