ACLU Comment on Remarks by CIA Director Brennan

December 11, 2014 3:41 pm

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WASHINGTON – CIA Director John Brennan spoke with press today about the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on his agency’s program of rendition, secret detention, and torture.

ACLU Executive Director Anthony D. Romero had this reaction:

As the Senate report shows, the CIA used methods that have long been understood to amount to torture. If we don’t hold officials accountable for ordering that conduct, our government will adopt these methods again in the future. The fact that President Obama’s CIA director believes that these methods remain a policy option for the next administration shows why we need a special prosecutor. We have to ensure that this never happens again.

The ACLU’s recommendations for ensuring accountability are at:

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