Kline critical of decision to release ‘torture memos’

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In an op-ed article Tuesday, Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., lauded bipartisan efforts to advance U.S. foreign policy objectives in the Middle East but criticized the administration’s recent decision to release the so-called “torture” memos.

Kline wrote that releasing these memos during a time of war “could compromise our capabilities by providing enemies with a virtual playbook on how to resist and combat U.S. interrogation methods.”

Kline, who recently traveled to Afghanistan, Pakistan, Turkey and Israel, serves on the House Intelligence Committee and the Armed Services Committee.

“The President’s decision to release the CIA memos did nothing to strengthen our national security,” Kline concluded. “I can only hope it has not been irreparably weakened.”

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  1. Submitted by Eric Ferguson on 05/06/2009 - 04:14 pm.

    So Kline thinks torture victims didn’t figure out Bush’s torture methods from their experience being tortured, but had to wait for the memos to come out?

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