CIA Director Calls Enhanced Interrogation Techniques Something ‘We Need To Come To Terms With’

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<p>During a rare televised press conference, CIA Director John Brennan said that his agency&rsquo;s Bush-era enhanced interrogation techniques used on Guantanamo detainees are&nbsp;a &ldquo;feature of our past&rdquo; that the U.S. needs &ldquo;to come to terms with.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p>

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<p>&ldquo;This is a feature, I think, of our past, and one that we have to come to terms with and deal with.&rdquo;</p>
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<p>He continued, &ldquo;This agency is determined to move forward.&rdquo;</p>

<p>The recently released&nbsp;<a href="http://www.intelligence.senate.gov/study2014/sscistudy1.pdf">500-page report</a>&nbsp;by the Senate Intelligence Committee, otherwise referred to as the &ldquo;Torture Report,&rdquo; has sparked a heated debate on both sides of the aisle regarding America&rsquo;s use of interrogation in the name of national security.</p>

<p>Questions central to the debate concern the effectiveness of the report-documented interrogation techniques, the nation&rsquo;s stance on human rights, and the plausible national security ramifications of releasing such a report for all eyes around the globe to see.</p>

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