Bipartisan brutality: Senior Dems also got sneak peak at waterboarding in 2002
Senior members of Congress, including Reps Nacy Pelosi (D-CA) and Jane Harman and Sens. Bob Graham (D-FL) and John D. Rockafeller (D-WV) were briefed about waterboarding as early as 2002, the Washinton Post reports.
Only one official dissent was launched in response to the 30 hours of CIA briefings on waterboarding and other forms of torture used against suspected terrorists, according to the story. One legislator asked whether the techniques were tough enough. (The story doesn't specify that official's party affiliation.)
Harman says she filed an official letter of protest that she was forbidden to air publicly because of secrecy laws. Graham claims he doesn't remember being told. Pelosi and Roberts declined to comment about the briefings.