CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 22, 2009
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(Newton, Iowa: Chip Reid) The growing storm over the issue of torture/interrogation of terrorism suspects & what President Obama has said about it featured; scenes shown of Obama in Iowa at a wind turbine plant for Earth Day. [Representative Dan BURTON - says people will be mad as hell.] [Attorney General Eric HOLDER - says we will follow the evidence.] [Senator Patrick LEAHY - says he wants to know what happened.] [Human Rights First CEO Elisa MASSIMINO- calls for accountability.]
(Studio: Katie Couric) Report introduced.
(Pentagon: David Martin) A new report from the Senate Armed Services Committee tracing the abuse of prisoners at Abu Ghraib in Iraq that found a memo from Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld that triggered torture/interrogation examined; photos shown from Abu Ghraib; details given about the paper trail back to the Pentagon with specifics on interrogation techniques outlined on screen. [Senator Carl LEVIN - comments on the policy decisions made in Washington on the use of these aggressive tactics.] Rumsfeld's denials noted. The CIA interrogation tactics using waterboarding with the approval of the White House via national security adviser Condoleezza Rice discussed.