2014-12-14T190307Z_1_LYNXMPEABD0F7_RTROPTP_2_USA-CIA-TORTURE-BRENNAN

Author of interrogation memo says CIA maybe went too far

Director of the Central Intelligence Agency John Brennan walks away after holding a rare news conference at CIA Headquarters in VirginiaBy Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – As former Vice President Dick Cheney argued on Sunday that the CIA’s aggressive interrogation of terrorism suspects did not amount to torture, the man who provided the legal rationale for the program said that in some cases it had perhaps gone too far. Former Justice Department lawyer John Yoo said the sleep deprivation, rectal feeding and other harsh treatment outlined in a U.S. Senate report last week could violate anti-torture laws. “If these things happened as they’re described in the report … they were not supposed to be done. …

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