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More from the Washington Free Beacon:
The CIA's enhanced interrogation program "saved lives and played a vital role in weakening al-Qa'ida," according to a minority report from the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence released on Tuesday.Never forget--the terrorists killed nearly 3,000 people on September 11, 2001.
The report was a rebuttal to the majority’s study criticizing the controversial former CIA program as ineffective and destructive.
"We have no doubt the CIA's detention program saved lives and played a vital role in weakening al-Qa'ida while the Program was in operation," said the report written by Sens. Saxby Chambliss (R., Ga.), Richard Burr (R., N.C.), James Risch (R., Idaho), Dan Coats (R., Ind.), Marco Rubio (R., Fla.), and Tom Coburn (R., Okla.).
"When asked about the value of detainee information and whether he missed the intelligence from it, one senior CIA operator [redacted] told members: 'I miss it every day.' We understand why," the senators wrote.