Obama on CIA after 9/11: “We tortured some folks.”

President Barack Obama in Washington, December 20, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst


President Barack Obama in Washington, December 20, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

President Barack Obama today said that after 9/11, the US did some wrong things. "We tortured some folks," the president said. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

The quote that shall live in infamy was made during a briefing Friday on the brewing scandal around the CIA's admission it spied on computers used by Senate staffers who were investigating the agency's use of extreme interrogation techniques and a network of "black sites" and secret prisons around the globe.

Related: The NYT Torture Euphemism Generator.

Central Intelligence Agency Director John Brennan speaks at a Council on Foreign Relations forum on the ''challenges and opportunities for the American intelligence Community and reflect on his first year as CIA director'' in Washington March 11, 2014. CREDIT: REUTERS/YURI GRIPAS


Central Intelligence Agency Director John Brennan speaks at a Council on Foreign Relations forum on the ''challenges and opportunities for the American intelligence Community and reflect on his first year as CIA director'' in Washington March 11, 2014.
CREDIT: REUTERS/YURI GRIPAS

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