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'Big Boy Pants'

The former head of the CIA’s clandestine service, Jose Rodriguez, made a robust and persuasive defense of the enhanced-interrogation program on 60 Minutes last night. On top of everything else, he was a colorful interview. He said this of the CIA getting the sign-off from the rest of the government for the program: “We needed to get everybody in government to put their big boy pants on and provide the authorities we needed.
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On 60 Minutes, Ex-CIA Clandestine Service Head Defends Group Against ‘Torture’ Allegations

News : Mediaite (3 years ago)

On Sunday, Jose Rodriguez, former head of the CIA's Clandestine Service, told 60 Minutes's Lesley Stahl that he has "no regrets" about the agency's use of "enhanced interrogation techniques" -- such as waterboarding -- in an attempt... Read Post

Jose Rodriguez Schools Andrea Mitchell: Enhanced Interrogation Techniques 'Should Not Be Equated With Torture'

US Politics / Conservative : NewsBusters (3 years ago)

Andrea Mitchell on the MSNBC program bearing her name Tuesday twice referred to "enhanced interrogation techniques" as "torture." The second time, Jose Rodriguez, the former director of the CIA's National Clandestine Services, set t... Read Post

Former Head Of CIA 'Enhanced Interrogation' Program Defends Its Use

Politics : Business Insider: Politix (8 months ago)

Jose A. Rodriguez Jr., the former head of the CIA's National Clandestine Service, has written an editorial in The Washington Post defending the agency's so-called "enhanced interrogation" program. The CIA came under fire last week a... Read Post


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