WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Oregon's U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D) hopes the release of a report on the CIA's interrogation practices will end them. Wyden, a senior member of the Senate Intelligence Committee spoke on the Senate floor Tuesday about the report which detailed "enhanced interrogation" techniques - Techniques the report says were not effective. "In fact, every one of these 20 cases of enhanced interrogation was contradicted by the agency's own internal records," said Senator Wyden. "These were not minor differences. These were fundamental contradictions."
Wyden went on to say, "What's important, is that all Americans can finally have access to the facts, so they can make up their own minds. And, I hope this closes the possibility our country will ever conduct torture again."
Wyden says the report describes morally reprehensible behavior, including detainees not being given a waste bucket and being threatened with a power drill.