Brennan Says Value Of Info From CIA Detainees 'Unknowable'
CIA Director John Brennan appeared before reporters Thursday to address the Senate Intelligence Committee report on Bush-era interrogation tactics.By Christina Hartman | December 11, 2014
Merits of so-called "enhanced interrogation techniques" aside, this might have been the biggest takeaway from CIA Director John Brennan's press conference Thursday.
"The cause-and-effect relationship between the use of EITs and useful information subsequently provided by the detainee is, in my view, unknowable," Brennan told reporters in a prepared statement.
Put another way, according to Brennan, it's not clear whether interrogation tactics critics call torture produced any useful information.