Obama Reassures CIA After Torture Memos’ Release
20 Apr 09 | AWC
“That’s how we learn.” President insists.
Receiving an enthusiastic welcome today as he paid a visit to CIA headquarters, President Barack Obama told agents not to be discouraged over last week’s public release of memos detailing the agency’s use of illegal interrogation methods during the Bush Administration.
“Don’t be discouraged that we have to acknowledge potentially we have made some mistakes – that’s how we learn,” the president said in his speech. The Obama Administration has assured interrogators that they won’t face prosecution for any of the crimes they committed in following the advice of the Bush Administration’s Justice Department. They have also said they don’t intend to prosecute the architects of the illegal methods. >>>