US report: No proof torture helped find bin Laden
WASHINGTON (AP) — A hotly disputed U.S. Senate torture report concludes that waterboarding and other harsh interrogation methods provided no key evidence in the hunt for Osama bin Laden. That’s according to congressional aides and outside experts familiar with the investigation.
The CIA still disputes that conclusion.
The aides and people briefed on the report spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly about the confidential document.
Former Bush administration and some senior CIA officials have cited the evidence leading to the al-Qaida mastermind’s Pakistan compound as vindicating the so-called enhanced interrogation techniques they authorized after the 2001 terror attacks.
But some senators have described the practices as cruel and ineffective. They hope to emphasize that point with the possible release of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report.