6,820. 9/8/2006

On Dec. 19, 2001, Pakistani security forces captured alleged Al Qaeda commander Ibn al-Shaykh al-Libi. “But on September 8, 2006, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence released an astonishing report documenting that top Bush Administration intelligence officials had known for years that in his case, rendition, torture, and bad intelligence were inextricably entwined. …after the CIA ‘rendered’ al-Libi…to Egypt–he was physically and psychologically brutalized into fabricating what he thought his captors wanted to hear. …as far back as early 2002, al-Libi ‘lied…to avoid torture.’ ”

 – Jane Mayer, The Dark Side, Pages 103, 134-135

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