facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Sources: Al-Qaida interrogations approved

April 9, 2008 at 11:35 PM   |   Comments

WASHINGTON, April 9 (UPI) -- Sources say senior Bush administration officials in Washington approved details of how al-Qaida suspects would be interrogated by CIA agents, ABC News reports.

The unnamed, highly placed sources also told the top-secret talks and meetings in the White House led to the approved use of "combined" interrogation techniques on key terror suspects who most strongly resisted providing information.

The sources said those Bush advisers signed off on whether the detainees could be slapped, pushed, deprived of sleep or subjected to the simulated drowning technique known as waterboarding, ABC said. The discussion were so detailed some of the interrogation sessions were virtually choreographed, including how many times CIA agents could use any one tactic, the network said.

The advisers were described by ABC as members of the National Security Council's Principals Committee, senior officials who advised President Bush on national security policy issues. At the time, the committee included Vice President Dick Cheney, then-National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice, then-Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and then-Secretary of State Colin Powell, then-CIA Director George Tenet and then-Attorney General John Ashcroft.

© 2008 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
North Korea publicly executes 10 people for watching South Korean soap operas North Korea publicly executes 10 people for watching South Korean soap operas
2
Train hits SUV in southern Illinois, 3 dead Train hits SUV in southern Illinois, 3 dead
3
Ex-Navy SEAL probed over bin Laden revelations Ex-Navy SEAL probed over bin Laden revelations
4
Costa Rica's Turrialba volcano erupts Costa Rica's Turrialba volcano erupts
5
Father upset over Islam history lesson barred from school over threats Father upset over Islam history lesson barred from school over threats
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback