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Virginians: Tell the U.S. Senate to Release the Torture Report


The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) is completing a three-year review of CIA interrogation and detention procedures in the years after 9/11 – and will vote soon on whether to declassify it. 

If we are to learn from — and continue to reject — the policies that damaged America's moral standing, put our troops at risk and undermined our national security, the SSCI report must be made public. 

It is common knowledge that after 9/11, the U.S. government turned its back on American ideals and headed over to the "dark side." Some believe that the facts about this recent, shameful history should remain classified. But there is no good reason to keep Americans in the dark. 

We need to examine the CIA's past conduct, and we can't do so if the SSCI report is locked away.

Sign the petition below to tell the Members of the SSCI to release the torture report.

Letter to
Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
As members of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI), we urge that you make the SSCI report on the CIA’s detention and interrogation program public with as few redactions as possible.

We strongly support the Committee’s ongoing effort to investigate and establish the facts surrounding the CIA interrogation, rendition, and detention programs. These issues have been the subject of intense speculation and debate, and the absence of a comprehensive examination of the facts based on the actual historical record has been extremely corrosive and divisive.

The public is entitled to a complete reporting of the facts, detailing how and why these techniques came to be used.

The Committee should let the facts speak. It should let the American people know what was done in their name. There can be no justification for continuing to deny the public the facts.

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