Congressman Peter Hoekstra (R-MI) says in an op-ed piece in the Wall Street Journal that Congress knew about them.
He notes that former CIA Director George Tenet believes lives were saved because of the interrogation techniques.
Attorney General Eric Holder, in testimony today before the House Appropriations Committee which was carried LIVE here on News Talk Online on Paltalk.com said CIA operatives and agents that participated in the interrogations will not be prosecuted. A decision has not yet been made about those who authorized them, however.
He says, moving forward, government representatives engaged in questioning suspected terrorists will be given clear guidelines on what is, and what is not, acceptable. And said those who operate outside the guidelines will do so at their own legal peril.
He sidestepped questions about unreleased memos that a purported to support Tenet's assessment that the Bush interrogation tactics worked.
Given Hoekstra's pronouncement in today's Wall Street Journal, the question I have is whether or not those who are protesting so loudly about the Bush tactics are doing so because of partisan political politics. And whether that chorus will now be somewhat muted.