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why gina haspel shouldn’t lead the cia

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why gina haspel shouldn’t lead the cia

gina haspel, almost certainly the next director of the cia, is almost certainly the most qualified person available. she's spent 33 years at the agency, rising through the ranks to deputy director, garnering the admiration and support of her colleagues but having an unfortunate association and identification with the agency's post-9/11 interrogation program — that is to say, torture. it's her achilles heel and why her nomination has to be rejected. no one put it better than haspel herself.in her confirmation hearing, haspel said most of the right things. she pledged to leave the so-called enhanced interrogation program dead and buried. good. she pledged not to restart the program even if donald trump, whose idea of a briefing book is a marvel comic, ordered her to. again, good — but...