State: Americans Ashamed of CIA Tactics

In “preliminary proposed talking points” made in response to a classified Senate report on post-9/11 CIA interrogation and detention policies, the State Department reportedly says, “This report tells a story of which no American is proud.” The document, which was accidentally emailed to an Associated Press reporter, was put together by the White House in response to a report that says the agency treated suspects more brutally than was understood, that the tactics didn’t produce life-saving intelligence, and that the CIA misled Congress. The State Department proposed to say that the Senate report “leaves no doubt that the methods used to extract information from some terrorist suspects caused profound pain, suffering, and humiliation. It also leaves no doubt that the harm caused by the use of these techniques outweighed any potential benefit.”