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CIA Releases Cheney Docs

Earlier this year, former vice president Dick Cheney had requested that the CIA release documents that he said would prove that “enhanced interrogation techniques” worked. His request was, at first, denied, but now ABC News reports the documents have been released. So is Cheney vindicated? Spencer Ackerman at The Washington Independent gives the documents a read and finds that, not only do they not support Cheney’s claim, but in fact they sometimes show the opposite: traditional, non-coercive interrogations often worked well at prying valuable information from detainees. "Cheney’s public account of these documents have conflated the difference between information acquired from detainees, which the documents present, and information acquired from detainees through the enhanced interrogation program, which they don’t."