NOTES FROM WHAT PRESIDENT OBAMA SAID ABOUT CIA and Director Brennan – click

 

15:23:33 on brennan and CIA. Report alraedy been transmitted. the declasssified version that will be released at pleasure of Senate cmte. I have full confidence in John Brennan. He’s acknowledged that CIA personnel did not properly handled docs not authorized to be released… Clear from IG report very poor judgement shown

15:24:21 Keep in mind, Brennan called for IG report

 

15:24:43 with respect to report itself, I was clear that in immediate aftermath of 9/11, we did things that were wrong… we tortured some folks… contrary to our values. I understand why it happened. Impt to look back to recall how afraid ppl were when towers fell… ppl didn’t know if more attacks were imminent

15:25:44 it’s impt for us not to feel too sanctimonious in retrospect about tough jobs those folks had… pressure. They are real patriots. But having said that we did some things that were wrong and that’s what that report reflects

15:26:22 That’s why i banned some of those techniques. Hope this report reminds us the character of our country has to be measured not by what we do when things easy but when hard… any person would blv torture- crossed line. That needs to be understood and accepted and we have to as a country take responsiblility

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