Senate Democratic leaders don't appear inclined to appoint an independent panel to investigate the Bush administration's interrogation program before the Senate Intelligence Committee completes its own probe near the end of the year.Howie P.S.: Experts have asked whether other "high-value information" was obtained using less "harsh" methods and whether the information that was gained could have been gathered without torture.
Any attempt by Democrats to gain political advantage from an investigation could be tempered by a memo from National Intelligence Director Dennis Blair, who privately told employees last week that "high-value information" was obtained in interrogations that included harsh techniques, though he deemed them unacceptable and counterproductive.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
"Democrats hold back on second interrogations probe"