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For Gina Haspel, a Glass of Water is Always Full

When the political climate was right, after the 9/11 attacks, CIA executive Gina Haspel gleefully supervised the torture of detainees who still remain uncharged by any court with any crime. Now she’s Trump’s nominee for CIA director. The climate is less pro-torture, so she’s telling Congressional interrogators not that she won’t torture, but that she thinks the CIA shouldn’t interrogate suspects. Which is not even close to the same thing.