U.S. Senate releases summary of CIA torture report

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The head of the Senate Intelligence Committee said Tuesday the panel’s long-awaited report on brutal CIA interrogation practices used after the 9/11 terror attacks stands as a record of “a stain on our values and on our history.”

Senator Dianne Feinstein stood before the Senate to summarize the committee’s seven-year effort to uncover and evaluate the truth about CIA torture and whether they worked.

Her conclusions were unequivocal: The harsh interrogation methods didn’t work, she said.

Page 100 of the CIA torture report summary documents one technique called rectal rehydration. In one case, and this is a quote, ‘Majid Khan’s “lunch tray,” consisting of hummus, pasta with sauce, nuts, and raisins was “pureed” and rectally infused.’

The CIA responded that the torture report summary tells just “part of the story.” And the agency says in a statement that “there are too many flaws for it to stand as the official record of the program.”

Here is the full audio of Sen. Feinstein’s speech on the Senate floor: