Tell the Senate Intelligence Committee: Release the CIA torture report

The Senate Intelligence Committee spent four years investigating the CIA's torture program. The problem is that the committee's findings — in a 6,000-page factual report — have been adopted by the Committee, but not released. They are sitting in a Congressional vault and with the CIA.

It is essential that we have all the facts if we are to ensure that our nation never takes the wrong path again. Ask the Senate Intelligence committee to release its report on CIA torture.

Dear Senators:

I am very concerned that we still do not have the facts on the CIA's past program of torture and abuse. I am grateful that Senator John McCain sponsored successful legislation to reinforce the ban on torture and abuse, and that President Obama bolstered the ban by executive order. But all Americans still need the facts on what happened, so that we can be sure that we don't let history repeat itself.

I strongly urge you to support the public release of the Intelligence Committee's report on torture, after minimal redactions only to protect legitimate secrets, and not unlawful conduct.

I hope you agree with me that it is wrong and frustrating that Americans can see torture depicted in fictionalized movies like Zero Dark Thirty, but are blocked from getting the real facts on the past CIA torture program.

Please support releasing the Senate Intelligence Committee's 6,000 pages of facts, so that all Americans can reach judgment on the torture program based on facts and not fiction.

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