Senate Investigation Finds Little Evidence Justifying ‘Enhanced Interrogation’ Methods

Reuters reports that a three-year-long investigation by Senate Intelligence Committee Democrats into the use of “enhanced interrogation techniques” (i.e. torture) is expected to find little evidence that such techniques produced counter-terrorism breakthroughs. Sources familiar with the inquiry say that committee investigators have found little substantiation for the claims by some Bush supporters that “enhanced interrogation” produced valuable intelligence. One official told Reuters that there was “no evidence” that such interrogation techniques played “any significant role” in the intelligence operations leading to the discover and killing of Osama bin Laden last May.