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Terrorism / Torture Memo / Obama & CIA / A Discussion (Part I) #929377

CNN Evening News for Monday, Apr 20, 2009
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) President Obama visit to the CIA reported. [OBAMA - speaks to the CIA.]

(Washington: Tom Foreman) The revelations from secret memos over the torture of terrorism detainees using harsh interrogation techniques featured; details given about the extensive waterboarding of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed & Abu Zubaydah†. [At the CIA, OBAMA - speaks out about being on the better side of history.] [White House press secretary Robert GIBBS†- comments.] The criticism from Republicans noted. [On Fox, former CIA director Gen. Michael HAYDEN†- states opposition.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with Time.com intelligence analyst Robert Baer & "Human Intelligence, "Counterterrorism & National Leadership" author Gary Berntsen about the memos. [BAER, BERNTSEN - say we need to see if the interrogations were justified.] [BERNTSEN - opposes releasing the memos.] Other material: [CHENEY - speaks about the release of the memos & reports about what we gained from these activities.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Foreman, Tom

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