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WASHINGTON—Warning that it would be reckless to release the full findings to the general public, critics in Washington condemned the Senate’s 480-page report detailing the CIA’s interrogation tactics Tuesday, saying it puts the country at considerable risk of transparency. “Publishing the results of this five-year investigation is an extremely hazardous move, as it gravely jeopardizes our country’s ability to obscure and cover up human rights abuses that may or may not have occurred following 9/11,” said Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), adding that the report’s graphic details about the alleged use of torture on suspected al-Qaeda detainees would embolden the government’s opponents and could likely lead to widespread clarity and accountability. “It is a risky proposition by the members of the Senate to make this information available, one which could potentially incite openness and communication about the CIA’s use of waterboarding and other so-called enhanced interrogation techniques on illegally detained prisoners during the War on Terror.” Critics claimed the report also puts many American political lives at risk by acknowledging specific government figures’ failure to secure any worthwhile, actionable intelligence information from such techniques.


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