Veteran CIA Analyst Censored, Manhandled

By Dave Gahary, June 7, 2018

Former CIA analyst Ray McGovern was thrown out of a Senate confirmation hearing for CIA director Gina Haspel for politely asking for an honest answer to whether Ms. Haspel was on site to supervise the waterboarding of captive al Nashiri at a CIA secret prison in Thailand.

Al Nashiri, now in Guantanamo, has accused his interrogators of “hanging him upside down for almost a month; subjecting him to waterboarding; making him stand in a box for a week; slamming him into a wall; and keeping him in positions of stress.”  A U.S. Navy Reserve doctor who interviewed al-Nashiri described him as “one of the most severely traumatized individuals I have ever seen.”