Who tortured what? Let’s go to the sources

John Hinderaker took a preliminary look at the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Democrats’ report on the CIA detention and interrogation program here. I am still trying to get a handle on what the Democrats have done. I offer the partial list of sources and commentary below as a resource to others like me trying to understand what has happened here.

Dianne Feinstein et al., Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, Committee study of the CIA’s detention and interrogation program.

Saxby Chambliss et al., Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Committee study of the detention and interrogation program (minority views/additional minority views), linked in Jonathan Topaz, Politico, “GOP Senators defend CIA in alternate report.”

John Brennan, CIA, Statement from Director CIA Director John Brennan on the SSCI study on the former detention and interrogation program.

CIA, CIA’s June 2013 response to the SSCI study on the former detention and interrogation program,.

CIA, CIA fact sheet on the SSCI study on the former detention and interrogation program.

George W. Bush, Decision Points (pages 168-171).

George Tenet et al., Wall Street Journal, “Ex-CIA directors: Interrogations saved lives,” citing sources compiled at CIA Saved Lives.

Jason Beale (pseudonym), “An interrogator breaks his silence,” introduced by the Weekly Standard’s invaluable Stephen Hayes here.

Bob Kerrey, USA Today, “Partisan torture report fails America.”

John Yoo, NRO, “Ignoring risks to national security.”

Ralph Peters, FOX News, “CIA interrogations report: Feinstein offers aid and comfort to enemy, stabs heroes, allies in the back.”

Bret Baier/Dick Cheney, RCP Video, “Cheney: We did what we needed to keep the country safe.”

FOX News Insider, “Cheney: CIA report is ‘full of crap.'”

John Brennan, CIA, Remarks as prepared for delivery, Response to SSCI study on the former detention and interrogation program.

C-SPAN, “John Brennan on CIA detention and interrogation report.”

Mediate, “WATCH: CIA Director John Brennan’s torture report press conference.”

Herbert Meyer, Ricochet, “How far should the CIA go to keep us safe?”

Charles Krauthammer, Washington Post, “A travesty of a report.”

Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post, “Democrats’ CIA gambit backfires.”

Stephen Hayes & Thomas Joscelyn, The Weekly Standard, “A tortured report.”

William McGurn, New York Post, “Tortured tantrums: Feinstein’s fake fury.”

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