4,765. 3/15/2003

Regarding enhanced interrogation techniques: “Acutely aware that the agency would be blamed if the policies lost political support, nervous C.I.A. officials began to curb its practices much earlier than most Americans know: no one was waterboarded after March 2003, and coercive interrogation methods were shelved altogether in 2005.” [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Mark Mazzetti and Scott Shane, “Interrogation Debate Sharply Divided Bush White House,” The New York Times, May 3, 2009

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