CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 09, 2014
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Washington: Pamela Brown) The US warning that terrorists might try to exploit the CIA torture report by inflaming extremists discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.
(Pentagon: Barbara Starr) The shocking brutality of the treatment of detainees as reviewed in the report examined; details given about interrogation procedures. [Senator Dianne FEINSTEIN@- criticizes the CIA's procedures & why Secretary of State Colin Powell was not told; how detainees were treated, including the waterboarding of Abu Zubaydah. [Former CIA Counterterrorism Center director Robert GRENIER@- denies torture.] [Senator John McCAIN - says the tactics did not work.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The reaction of former President Bush to the CIA report presented. [On Sunday, BUSH - defends the CIA.] The reaction of former Vice President Dick Cheney noted & quoted.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Jeffrey Toobin & Peter Bergen & former terrorism prosecutor Col. Morris Davis about the CIA report. [TOOBIN - says there has never been a day like this in American history, but the role of the former President Bush is somewhat mysterious.] [From Washington, DAVIS - says it will take decades to undue the harm done by the CIA; expresses surprise about how much was contracted out.] [BERGEN - says the report is most detailed about getting to Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden; notes there is evidence about what kinds of interrogation work.]
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