Former Intelligence Official: CIA IG Report Redactions Hide Deaths and ‘Lost’ Detainees
While many of us have been speculating about what the 30-plus pages of blacked-out material in the newly released 2004 CIA inspector general report might be hiding, Brian Ross and Matthew Cole at ABC News have found a former intelligence official who’s seen the unclassified version and said it includes information about three detainees killed in CIA custody and several other al-Qaeda suspects that the CIA simply lost track of.
The official told ABC news: “a few just got lost and the CIA does not know what happened to them.”
The information was supposedly blacked out for “national security” reasons.
As I mentioned earlier, the American Civil Liberties Union, which sought the documents in a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, is considering whether it will challenge the legitimacy of the government’s redactions.