Senate report shows rice approved waterboarding in U.S. but not China
The U.S. Senate panel on Wednesday cleared the way for its own investigation into waterboarding — a technique of harsh interrogation under which detainees are shackled to the table at night or face simulated drowning in the tub — in Iraq, saying it was legal under American law.
The report, which cleared t온라인 바카라 사이트he way for a full review by the military and U.S. agencies at the State Department, said it would likely be completed by the end of next year, but the Pentagon was still reviewing the report for guidance.
The Senate report, written by Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., praised Iraqi authorities for conducting a thorough and complete investigation, noting that the committee was “not only informed about the techniques,” but that the agency was also allowed to determine whether they were necessary to obtain intelligence.
It concluded that waterboarding “is not torture.”
“Despite its legalistic definition, the practice has no legal basis; it has not changed since the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force was passed,” the report’s top Democrat, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., said in a statement. “The use of waterboarding and other forms of harsh interrogations in Iraq should not be allowed to continue.”
In their joim 카지노nt report, the panels of investigators for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform said that the United States conducted its own investigation — which the Bush administration had yet to complete or give the Senate any details about — and found the use of waterboarding and other methods to be “legal and appropriate.”
The senators’ report, which included the findings of multiple independent analysts, concluded that waterboarding was authorized by the White House and Pentagon.
And the panel said those elements of the report it endorsed — that waterboarding was used for security reasons and did not violate international law — “are supported by numerous independent reports, including a State Department-funded study and a report on the conduct of interrogations under the Bush administration.”
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The report also noted that the United States failed to investigate possible illegal detention at the Iraq military prison where the techniques were practiced. The panel, chaired by Republican Sen. Bob Corker, the chairman of the Senate foreign relations committee, said some Iraqi interrogators used techniques “that constitute torture,” including simulated drowning