Panetta: CIA ‘blacks sites’ not to used for torture

By David Edwards
Thursday, February 5, 2009 16:35 EDT
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The CIA will no longer conduct “extraordinary rendition,” according to CIA director nominee Leon Panetta. Panetta told a Senate panel that CIA “black sites” will no longer be used for torture.

“We will not because under the executive order, that kind of extraordinary rendition where we send someone for the purposes of torture or for actions by another country that violate our human values, that has been forbidden by the executive order,” he said.

Panetta said that he had no specific knowledge that the CIA had tortured prisoners at “black sites” during the Bush administration.

This video is from MSNBC’s News Live, broadcast Feb. 5, 2009.

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David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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