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Was the Senate Torture Report Biased? (Extra Scene from VICE News' Interview with Michael Morell)

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When al Qaeda terrorists attacked the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on September 11, 2001, Michael Morell was with President George W. Bush at an elementary school in Florida as the CIA’s daily briefer. The events that unfolded on that fateful day are just some of the many national security disasters that Morell, the former acting director of the CIA, has been at the center of since 9/11. The veteran intelligence official has spent much of his 30-year career out of the public eye, but he’s stepping out of the shadows to talk about his new book The Great War of Our Time: The CIA’s Fight Against Terrorism — From al Qa’ida to ISIS.

VICE News met with Morell at the Richard Nixon Library in Yorba Linda, California, and spoke with him about the Iraq war, the CIA’s “enhanced interrogation” program, and what he refers to as “the new era of terrorism.”

In this extra scene, Morell discusses how the Senate might have possibly got things wrong in their 500-page torture report, which took five years and forty million dollars to put together.

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30 thoughts on “Was the Senate Torture Report Biased? (Extra Scene from VICE News' Interview with Michael Morell)

  1. Grow up guys. As horrendous as torture is, I'm sure you cannot ask hardened fighters nicely for intelligence. Both sides will continue to use these methods as they are effective.

  2. of course it was fucking biased..the torture report was only released AFTER the midterm elections when a ton of republicans were elected into congress and the democrat majority only had a month left before the republicans were going to take over, and the democrats wanted to do one last thing to make the republicans look bad before they left. I can tell that most of the people in this comments section also know nothing about gitmo or the torture report.

  3. Boo Hoo…poor terrorists. The US has become the land of cowards. If we're unwilling to poor water over some terrorists faces to get information, we do not have the stomach for the fight. They burn people alive, cut the heads off of living human beings, and we're appalled at waterboarding.
    We deserve another 9/11.

  4. "It's very dangerous to speculate. When you speculate, you get things wrong a lot more than you get things right. Right?"

    2 minutes later:

    "I can't prove any of that. Ok? I'm just speculating."

  5. $40 million dollars for a report!!!!!! Sounds like the people got tricked out of more money. 
    A SOCIety blind tO the truth will always be off the PATH.

  6. OK, so I am just gonna "speculate" here…..Bush Jr. made it pretty clear he wanted to punish Saddam for whatever reason and wanted the WMD report to be the 'nail in his coffin'…well guess what, CIA made sure he got that report…..so yea, BIAS is a real thing and in this case led to the deaths of 100s of thousands of civilians…..but we never see the CIA talking about that bias, why is that??

    i guess will leave that to the viewers to "speculate" lol

  7. ''''' When al Qaeda terrorists attacked the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on September 11, 2001,''''''',,,, uhhh excuuuuse me but israelis attacked the uSA on 9/11/2001. ( again).

  8. This guy is full of shit "its not torture because they were following orders"bullshit oh and he says his guys meaning cia but in Abu Ghraib and other blacksites they had private contractors tortureing people

  9. I feel the Senate report was definitely biased. The senate clearly used the momentum of the public's ridiculous Hollywood impression of the intelligence community, which I feel, was the senate's way of covering their own asses. Don't get me wrong, torture is definitely torture, and a serious discussion of morality should be had next time political leadership feels it necessary to give it the okay. God forbid post 9/11 circumstances ever arise again.. At the end of the day, It was the political leadership at the time who approved the program, making it legal. It's a low blow place the blame elsewhere by attacking the very agencies that protect the nation with a biased report.. A very politician-like move in my opinion

  10. A bias?? The report was cristal clear about the DISGUSTING IMMORAL THINGS you americans did to other human beings, all the while running around and waving your "morals" around everywhere

  11. The possessors of the mightiest military machine mankind has ever known are so scared that they lose their moral compass? They have become their worst enemies inadvertently.

  12. The blame is both with the person carrying out the torture and everyone approving above it.. it's should be blamed on both parties and they should all be held accountable however I believe nothing is going to change and that's the sad truth of the US government. I hope I am wrong.

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