13/12/2013 - During a speech on September 6, 2006, then US President George W. Bush addressed the nation and the families of those killed in the 9/11 terror attacks. He revealed that the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) was in fact running a secret counter-terrorism program without going into much details about it, and declared the program closed.
Bush also assured the American people that torture was not used against those suspected of terrorism captured through the CIA program, including the alleged mastermind of the 9/11 attacks Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. He rather described the methods used to extract intel as an “alternative set of procedures”.
Those who, after having been detained during the US war on terror, ended up detained at the infamous US military prison compound in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (GTMO) have brought the issue of CIA's worldwide network of "black sites" back on the surface by turning to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR).
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And while under that bush: