Why did the CIA resort to torture, anyway?

If these enhanced techniques worked, then why not use them on every detainee?

Rumsfeld, Bush, Cheney
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In prose that's both stomach-turning and succinct, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence's majority Democratic staff has produced a prosecutorial record of the U.S. government's frantic, furtive, and flawed response to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

By no means is it "neutral," as the Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, told his employees today. "I don't believe that any other nation would go to the lengths the United States does to bare its soul, admit mistakes when they are made and learn from those mistakes," he added.

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