Ex-U.K. Spy Chief Says She Was Misled About U.S. Torture
Eliza Manningham-Buller was the head of Britain’s domestic spy service, MI5, before retiring in 2007. Now she’s a member of the House of Lords. Perhaps this is self-serving, but she claims her American allies in the CIA kept her in the dark about torture. “The Americans were very keen that people like us did not discover what they were doing,” the AP quoted her as saying, particularly about Khalid Shaikh Mohammed and other al-Qaeda detainees.
Accordingly, Kip Hampton tweets at me that he thinks keeping evidence of torture out of open federal court is a more plausible rationale for Sen. Lindsey Graham’s (R-S.C.) opposition to a civilian trial for KSM than the explanation provided to me by Graham’s office.