Date registered: Apr 2004
Location: The BlueGrass State
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Where it has always suppose to stop. With the President.
I would be interested in seeing, but it can't happen just what the briefings say about waterboarding. One can put in a briefing a term than folks may or may not understand or realize the full scope and not grasp its significance.
Also, remember the CIA denied all but "a couple of instances" of waterboarding until just this year. So how forthcoming were they in these briefings, way back in 2002-3.
The two Congresswomen may have had an entire evening of CIA supplied DVDs of Waterboarding and snuff films for all I know, and we will likely never know, but somewhat more likely they got a briefing that glossed over the nitty gritty details, as much as any other reason so questions would not be ask and plausible deniability could be maintained by all.
The description of the meeting on page 2 suggests that they got a very clear description of the techniques. It sounds like someone didn't do proper vetting of Geneva Conventions rules or chose to ignore them.
By the way, THIS is the transparency you have been asking about. Checks and balances are good, no matter who gets smacked. If wrong is done, wrong needs fixed.
Being smart is knowing the difference, in a sticky situation between a well delivered anecdote and a well delivered antidote - bear.