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For inviting me on the show -- on -- cement Osama ago.
-- well you know it was my first time out -- aren't doing this.
I was 31 year CIA veteran and I understand he was my thing and are coming out in the open like that was a new one for me so.
So far so good or -- Covert operations for the entire 31 bearish I was Covert operative for 31 years -- so how -- Where you have to University of Florida that -- -- scroll this -- -- and you were recruited there.
No I left the university and I sent in applications and it takes a while.
But a couple of years later I was.
Sun and -- and opposition to -- guests are drawn to that.
I lived in Latin America and oh my life had traveled overseas was interested in foreign affairs.
Was interstate did in that type of life that you and you know I was always -- -- in the CIA's so.
When he came time I was very fortunate to.
Get recruited so Mike Baker was and there are a couple of hours ago it -- Covert operations.
From -- seniors.
And I asked him.
What are you told people -- did.
I'll what did you tell driven unit -- Well usually.
You know I was assigned overseas for seventeen years so I had.
State Department cover so I was -- State Department officials for ever yeah.
-- -- -- -- should know your answer.
Well you know it's kind of a game I think most people know who you are you know -- and then when you become chief of station.
You become declared to that country aren't so -- the official to local service those who you are and you know they can tell anybody else so it's.
It's one of those things that you do but it doesn't matter much you still have to do your job now -- you know.
Signature reveal what does there are much more time.
But Turkish methods -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Why it what did you do those of -- -- -- I did not reveal any see all of this I mean they knew where already exposed as a matter of fact President Obama.
The legal opinion.
That has all these techniques he did -- in 2009.
Against the advice of a couple of CA directors because.
He was concerned that -- will give -- to the enemy exactly the outer limits of what was permissible under US law.
So are -- in terms of which -- addition in terms of the law what our law permits at all four.
How far we can -- -- interrogating prisoners.
And -- out and do abort for.
I decided to write the book to set the record straight because to -- it is unbelievable.
The amount of misinformation.
That has been out there regarding our programs after 9/11.
I wrote the book because -- was the subject of criminal investigations -- three years.
Forty -- some tapes and I never got the chance to save my.
-- story and I wrote the book because there -- lot of people who are still -- up.
That are very unfair and are suffering a lot because of it because they did what our government asked.
To do you know Paramount to -- tourism misinformation or would be.
The mean biggest misconception.
That -- general public library and others.
Mobile phone impression that the enhanced interrogation techniques were tortured and that's the top ten are on some animated of course it just made about -- Go to fund she just.
Politics but people -- -- I don't interval and -- Awhile -- one of -- thought.
It would never got a -- good information -- and pitiful.
That is such.
-- in basic crap and radio -- -- the because.
Thousands of intelligence reports we were able to disrupt -- so we were able to capture.
High level terrorists.
We were able to destroy.
The al-Qaeda organization that attacked -- -- 9/11 because of the work that we did counseled people -- Home.
Bills but -- -- charge of their total simply telling her what I think -- wanted to hear but.
Well first of all this is not torture front and second of all we are smarter than that.
You know we have people who are war world experts.
On al-Qaeda and actually know quite a bit about these individuals are -- so we -- them.
Very -- closely and -- it and you know these people and actually.
Come through with a lot of really good stuff for applauded dozen lawyers some like -- cardinal announcer.
Of course some forecasters just wanna sit ups are one motivator.
Yet I think the key is knowledge I mean the key to it good interrogation he's knowledge how much knowledge do you know.
Of the target.
Because if you do then they can't for.
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