US Embassies brace for backlash over CIA torture report

US diplomatic posts around the world were on heightened security alert on Monday ahead of the release of a long-awaited report into the CIA’s use of torture in the years after the September 11 attacks.

The 480-page report by the US Senate intelligence committee is expected to contain graphic details of how the CIA used “enhanced interrogation techniques” including waterboarding against al-Qaeda suspects who were held in an international network of secret jails.

President Barack Obama has already dubbed the techniques used as “torture”, in a televised press conference earlier this year, but the White House said it feared that the fresh details could spark recriminations abroad.

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  • Drunk_by_Noon

    This man is pure evil.
    He will jeopardize American lives, just to placate his American hating base.
    What a vile imbecile.

    • Obama is a vile creature.

    • Barry the Black Panther

      I always thought barry was a Black Panther

  • Pete_Brewster

    What? Were such techniques only to be used by the IRS?

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    Is that Ron Jeremy or Rosie O’Donnell?

  • Norman_In_New_York

    If snowboarding is an Olympic sport, what does that make waterboarding?

  • mauser 98

    eeek!

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      She looks younger with her chest hair long!

  • Canadian

    He means that there could be more recrimination?
    Is it possible?

  • Minicapt

    The report is by the Democrat staff of the Senate intelligence committee, under the orders of Sen Diane Feinstein, of California/San Fransisco.

    Cheers

  • Hard Little Machine

    MSNBC is planning on using this to blame the Republicans even more.