First Brutal Attempts at Enhanced Interrogation: ‘We Should Not Go Much Further’

December 9, 2014 8:00 PM

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First Brutal Attempts at Enhanced Interrogation: ‘We Should Not Go Much Further’

The first time the CIA tried enhanced interrogation with a high-value target, the sessions were so intense that they nearly brought some CIA personnel to tears, according to Senate Intelligence Committee’s recently released “torture report.”

The report says that al Qaeda operative Abu Zubaydah had already provided the FBI with “vital” information regarding the 9/11 attacks after his capture in Pakistan in 2002 and was cooperating, but at some point the CIA, convinced Zubaydah was holding back, took over.

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