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CIA torture report: Obama under pressure as anti-US sentiment grows

This latest controversy will only intensify the huge diplomatic challenges facing President Barack Obama still faces

By Andrew Hammond  

President George W Bush has yet to speak publicly on the Senate report © Jacquelyn Martin/AP/Press Association Images

US President Barack Obama has welcomed the release on Tuesday of the hard-hitting US Senate Intelligence Committee summary report on the CIA.  While he noted that the country owed the agency “a profound debt”, he asserted that some of its actions in the post 9/11 era “were not only inconsistent with our values as…

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