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.”
George W. Bush, Decision Points (pages 168-171).
Bob Kerrey, USA Today, “Partisan torture report fails America.”
John Yoo, NRO, “Ignoring risks to national security.”
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.
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.”