Politicking with Larry King: CIA Interrogation Report Renews Old Debate; Is Torture Ever Justified?

GAP National Security & Human Rights Director Jesselyn Radack speaks with Larry King (starting at 14:30) about the Senate’s long-delayed Torture Report, which she calls “one of the few glimmers of transparency that we’ve had with regard to the torture program.” Radack also discusses her own whistleblowing experience as well as updates on NSA whistleblower and GAP client Edward Snowden.

Key Quote: I was surprised that these techniques were so incredibly brutal, far worse than what we had heard before, and I’m also surprised by the level of deception that the agency went to in lying not only to the White House but to Congress and to the media and to the public.

I agree with making it public. I think we need this kind of reckoning in torture so that we don’t slip into this kind of behavior again.

RT: Protecting Whistleblowers

GAP Executive Director Bea Edwards (starting at 15:30) talks about several whistleblower cases, including GAP clients Eric Ben-Artzi (Deutsche Bank), Tom Drake (National Security Agency), and whistleblowers at international organizations.