Iraq Intelligence

November 10, 2005 3:00 AM

Operatives say CIA exemption on torture a mistake

Administration officials, led by Vice President Dick Cheney, are vigorously lobbying Congress to exempt the CIA from a ban on mistreatment of detainees. But many former and some current CIA operatives say — morality aside — that mistreatment and torture aren't useful interrogation tactics and the loophole should be rejected.

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