Over 100 retired US generals urge lawmakers to reject Haspel CIA nomination for being 'intimately involved in torture' | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Over 100 retired US generals urge lawmakers to reject Haspel CIA nomination for being 'intimately involved in torture'

As many as 109 retired US generals and admirals urged lawmakers to reject Gina Haspel's nomination as CIA director for being "intimately involved in torture," and to declassify her role in the notorious interrogation program.

Haspel, a career intelligence officer nicknamed the 'queen of torture' in some US media, should not be appointed as director of the CIA, the retired US military leaders argued in a letter addressed to lawmakers. Generals and admirals who signed the petition said there were troubled by the prospect "of someone who appears to have been intimately involved in torture" being elevated to a top position in the US intelligence community.

The letter was published on the Human Rights First website on Monday. Among the notable signatories are chief of US Transportation Command Walter Kross, former commander of US Army Europe David Maddox, former Marine Corps Commandant Charles Krulak, and Lee Gunn, former Inspector General of the Department of the Navy.

The document cites "uncontested reports" that Haspel ran a CIA "black site" prison, and mentions her role in the oversight of the CIA's controversial interrogation program "that was rife with mismanagement and abuse."

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