Simply put, the CIA was counterproductive, sadistic, and incompetent.
David Cole in the New Yorker.
Charlie Savage and James Risen in the New York Times.
Shane Harris and Tim Mak in the Daily Beast.
Nick Baumann, Jenna McLaughlin, Patrick Caldwell and Mariah Blake in MoJo.
Max Fisher at Vox.
There is no excuse for this. None. It is absolutely maddening.
What's even more galling? The only person from the CIA in prison is John Kiriakou, the person who first alerted the public to the interrogation program.
bellum medicamenti delenda est