May 9, 2018

Haspel refuses to say that torture is immoral

Common Dreams - After presenting herself as "a typical middle-class American" who was brought up with a strong "moral compass" in her opening remarks before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday, Gina Haspel—President Donald Trump's pick to head the CIA—would not admit that the agency has ever tortured nor would she say that she believes torture is immoral.

Asked repeatedly by Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) to provide a "yes or no" answer to whether the CIA's torture techniques used in the aftermath of 9/11 were immoral, Haspel repeatedly dodged and at one point strongly endorsed the tactics she reportedly oversaw as an a CIA official, saying the agency "did extraordinary work to prevent another attack on this country."

1 comment:

greg gerritt said...

Haspel should be tried at the Hague for crimes against humanity