Ex-CIA Operative John Kiriakou Retracts Waterboarding Claim: 'I Wasn't There... Relied On What I Heard'

03/28/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Jeff Stein Foreign Policy

Well, it's official now: John Kiriakou, the former CIA operative who affirmed claims that waterboarding quickly unloosed the tongues of hard-core terrorists, says he didn't know what he was talking about.

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