"The report exposes brutality that stands in stark contrast to our values as a nation," Feinstein said in a statement. "It chronicles a stain on our history that must never again be allowed to happen."
Aides working for Senate Democrats spent four years reviewing millions of pages of CIA documents to produce the 6,200-page final report. Democrats say it will provide a measure of public accountability for the CIA's use of waterboarding, sleep deprivation, confinement in small places and other painful interrogation techniques after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
Dean Boyd, the CIA spokesman, said the agency would conduct a declassification review "expeditiously." He added, "The CIA has acknowledged and learned from the program's shortcomings and has taken corrective measures to prevent such mistakes from happening again. At the same time, we owe it to the men and women directed to carry out this program to try and ensure that any historical account of it is accurate."
"Torture is wrong, and we must make sure that the misconduct and the grave errors made in the CIA.'s detention and interrogation program never happen again," they said in a statement.
President Bush had defended the interrogation program in a 2006 speech, saying that Al Qaeda operative Abu Zubaida "began to provide information on key Al Qaeda operatives, including information that helped us find and capture more of those responsible for the attacks on September the 11th."
Bush later wrote in his 2010 memoir, "Decision Points," that "The CIA interrogation program saved lives."
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