CIA denied Sen. Bill Nelson his right to be waterboarded
During the uproar a few years ago over the CIA’s use of waterboarding, Florida Sen. Bill Nelson (D) told the agency he “wanted to find out for himself how it felt,” according to a new book by former CIA official Jose Rodriguez…
Rodriguez insists that “while the procedure is harsh and unpleasant,” it can’t be called torture.
Nonetheless, “the agency decided that it would not be wise to accommodate the senator’s thirst for knowledge,” Rodriguez writes. And while Nelson, known for liking to do his homework, “appeared to be in great shape,” he was in his mid-60s at the time.