Editor’s Note: Regardless of whatever they are continuing to keep secret, you know the truth is so much worse than we will likely ever be told.
District Court Judge James Boasberg ruled against a journalist on Tuesday who had tried to uncover the classified documents — known as the Panetta Review, because they was completed under orders from former agency Director Leon Panetta — under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
The CIA had used “sound” reasoning in keeping the documents secret, Boasberg decided in a 19-page judgment, preventing it from making its way to the public.
The documents “may be withheld in full,” Boasberg added.
At issue is a set of more than 40 draft memos about the CIA’s past use of “enhanced interrogation” techniques, such as waterboarding and the use of “stress positions,” which many consider to be torture. Panetta ordered the CIA to prepare the analysis after Democrats on the Senate Intelligence Committee announced in 2009 that they would begin working on an exhaustive study of the tactics, which were used during the Bush administration.
The CIA effort was abandoned after only a year and remained secret until Senate staffers obtained the documents during work on their own analysis.
(read more at The Hill)
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