7,153. 12/7/2007

The CIA destroyed footage of suspected terrorists being subjected to enhanced interrogation techniques. “Staff members of the Sept. 11 commission, which completed its work in 2004, expressed surprise when they were told that interrogation videotapes had existed until 2005. ‘The commission did formally request material of this kind from all relevant agencies, and the commission was assured that we had received all the material responsive to our request,’ said Philip D. Zelikow, who served as executive director of the Sept. 11 commission and later as a senior counselor to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. ‘No tapes were acknowledged or turned over, nor was the commission provided with any transcript prepared from recordings,’ he said.”

 – Mark Mazzetti, “C.I.A. Destroyed 2 Tapes Showing Interrogations,” The New York Times, Dec. 7, 2007

Categorised in:

Comments are closed here.