Daya Gamage – US National Correspondent Asian Tribune – News Analysis
"CIA’s terrorist interrogation program, lawful and effective, was born of necessity. As President Bush told the nation in September 2006, the Agency (CIA) applied its methods of questioning when other techniques did not work and when a captured terrorist 'had more information that could save innocent lives.' Unlike traditional law enforcement, the CIA’s chief objective in interrogations is not forensics on past events, but actionable, forward-looking intelligence." The 'Asian Tribune' quotes the above paragraph from a message sent by CIA Director Michael Hayden on February 13 this year to CIA employees.