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Regarding the treatment of detainees held in secret facilities overseas: ” ‘Based largely on the Central American human rights experience,’ said Fred Hitz, former CIA inspector general, ‘we don’t do torture, and we can’t countenance torture in terms of we can’t know of it.’ But if a country offers information gleaned from interrogations, ‘we can use the fruits of it.’ “

 – Dana Priest and Barton Gellman, “U.S. Decries Abuse but Defends Interrogations,” The Washington Post, Dec. 26, 2002

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