ABC News scores a beat: an interview with John Kiriakou, the first CIA officer to debrief Abu Zubaydah.
1. Abu Zubaydah was waterboarded.
2. Waterboarding is torture.
3. Every single interrogation technique, down to the individual shake or slap, had to be personally cleared by the CIA’s Deputy Director for Operations.
Torture is a felony.
Update A reader adds: “And so are aiding and abetting torture, procuring torture, causing torture, counseling or advising torture, and agreeing to torture (i.e., conspiracy).”
Indeed. If I were the DDO, I’d think about lawyering up.