17 Disgraceful Facts Buried In The Senate’s 600 Page Torture Report | ThinkProgress

17 Disgraceful Facts Buried In The Senate’s 600 Page Torture Report | ThinkProgress.

“At the direction of the White House, the secretaries of state and defense – both principals on the National Security Council – were not briefed on program specifics until September 2003. An internal CIA email from July 2003 noted that “… the WH [White House] is extremely concerned [Secretary] Powell would blow his stack if he were to be briefed on what’s been going on.” Deputy Secretary of State Armitage complained that he and Secretary Powell were “cut out” of the National Security Council coordination process.” 

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