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CNN英语新闻:美国会公布中情局用刑报告 虐囚手段残忍惹抨击

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这个周三我们首先关注美国政府公布的一份招惹争议的报告。这份报道涉及自2001年美国911恐怖袭击事件后中情局对恐怖嫌疑人使用的严酷审讯手段
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A strongly divisive U.S. government report leads off our show this Wednesday. It involves controversial interrogation techniques used by the Central Intelligence Agency in the wake of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the U.S. The report was released yesterday by the Senate Intelligence Committee. Its job is to oversee and monitor the intelligence activities of the U.S. government.

In order to get information from terrorism suspects, the report says the CIA would deprive them of sleep, sometimes for days, sometimes in uncomfortable positions. It says some suspects were beaten, and some were water-boarded, when water is poured onto someone's face and head to instill a fear of drowning.

Critics including President Obama called these methods torture and say they are ineffective in getting information. Defenders including the CIA called the methods effective and say they helped prevent terrorist attacks.

Yesterday, U.S. security officials warned law enforcement that the report could influence extremists and terrorists to attack the U.S.

Thousands of U.S. military personnel on heightened alert, anticipating the release of a report by the Senate Intelligence Committee on top secret interrogation tactics and torture of CIA detainees.

Our own intelligence community has assessed that this will cause violence and deaths.

The Marines are positioned in key areas, ready to respond to potential violent reactions directed at U.S. embassies and military bases around the globe.Believed to be included in the report, details of water-boarding and other interrogation tactics in the years after 9/11.

The CIA believes the so called enhanced interrogation techniques including water-boarding provided key information that prevented other terror attacks and led to the capture of Osama bin Laden.

But the report questions the effectiveness of those procedures. Critics of the 50 million report question the timing of its release.

When would be a good time to release this report, and it's difficult to imagine one. Particularly because of the painful details that will be included, but again, the president believes that it is important for us to be as transparent as we possibly can be about what exactly transpired, so we can just be clear to the American public and to people around the world that something like this should not happen again.

Former Vice President Dick Cheney dismissed the Senate report saying, the CIA's interrogation methods were "absolutely totally justified."

Cheney who hasn't read the report strongly defended CIA leaders arguing the program itself was worth it, adding "As far as I'm concerned, they ought to be decorated, not criticized." That sentiment was echoed by former President Bush.

These are patriots, and whatever the report says, if it diminishes their contributions to our country, it is way off base.
 

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