Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc

The revelation that the CIA had destroyed taped interrogation sessions during which Al Qaeda detainees has brought back into the forefront the public consciousness.  Today, the debate surrounding the operative has decomposed to a he said/she said battle between the CIA and the FBI. But hidden within this...

The Learning Gap (Or, A Demanding Vocation)

by matttbastard ABC News EXCLUSIVE: A leader of the CIA team that captured the first major al Qaeda figure, Abu Zubaydah, says subjecting him to waterboarding was torture but necessary. In the first public comment by any CIA officer involved in handling high-value al Qaeda targets, John Kiriakou, now...