Regarding the May 11 editorial “Ms. Haspel fails the test”:
Now that Gina Haspel, President Trump’s nominee to be director of the Central Intelligence Agency, has been questioned by the Senate Intelligence Committee about her role in overseeing the CIA’s black site in Thailand and the waterboarding that took place there, would it not also be useful for the committee to hear from those George W. Bush administration officials who authorized those activities?
According to Steve Coll in his book “Directorate S: The C.I.A. and America’s Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan,” CIA Director “George Tenet approved a proposal to approach Thailand about hosting a secret prison where [Abu] Zubaydah could he held and questioned. Tenet discussed the plan with National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice and her deputy, Stephen Hadley, so they could brief President Bush. On March 29 , Bush approved the