Thursday’s news of a potential Trump Cabinet shuffle is exciting conservatives, with an indication that CIA Director Mike Pompeo could be tapped to replace the failing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.
But it’s upsetting others, as Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., has been floated as a possible Pompeo replacement at the Central Intelligence Agency.
Sen. Cotton’s rumored appointment has disturbed opponents of waterboarding. One former CIA interrogator, who spoke to the Daily Beast, panned Cotton as “wholly unfit to be CIA director” over Cotton’s belief in the effectiveness of waterboarding.
“Those of us with some knowledge and objectivity have pointed out endlessly that torture does not work, is illegal, is unnecessary and harms the perpetrators of it,” retired CIA operations officer Glenn Carle said.
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