Torture scandal unlikely to clip CIA wings: experts

Detailed revelations of torture used by George W. Bush-era operatives against Al-Qaeda suspects are only latest morale-sapping scandal to envelop the CIA, whose Headquarters are seen here in Langley, Virginia on August 14, 2008Detailed revelations of the torture used by George W. Bush-era operatives against Al-Qaeda suspects are only the latest morale-sapping scandal to envelop the Central Intelligence Agency. Criticism has trailed the CIA for decades, from the Bay of Pigs fiasco of 1961 and the Iran-Contra affair of the 1980s, to false intelligence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and the humiliating expulsion from Germany of a CIA station chief this year.

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