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Psychologist admits he waterboarded al Qaeda suspects - report

Dec 16, 2014    

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - One of the chief architects of the CIAs harsh Bush-era interrogation program has admitted in a media interview for the first time that he waterboarded terrorism suspects, including Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the suspected mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.James Mitchell, a former U.S. Air Force psychologist, confirmed some of the specific details in a Senate committee report released last week and defended the practices, saying that valuable intelligence was obtained despite investigators conclusion to the contrary.Yes, I waterboarded KSM, Mitchell told the Internet-...

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