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Implications of the Senate Committee Torture Report

John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV
U.S. Senate Committee hearing in 2013

During his administration, George W. Bush said the detention and interrogation of terrorism suspects was humane and legal.

Now, a new report by the Senate Intelligence Committee says the CIA routinely misled the White House and Congress about the brutality of interrogating terrorism suspects. The report also finds that the most extreme interrogation methods played no role in disrupting terrorism plots, capturing terrorist leaders, or even finding Bin Laden.

On this politics day edition of River to River, host Ben Kieffer talks with Dennis Goldford of Drake University and Chris Larimer of the University of Northern Iowa about the political implications of the report, as well as other current politics.

Ben Kieffer is the host of IPR's River to River