Ex-CIA Head on Report Fallout: Obama Admin Prefers to Kill From Afar
Former CIA official Jose Rodriguez joined Sean Hannity on "Hannity" tonight to discuss the release of a report on the CIA's enhanced interrogation methods.
"It's a very dark day for the CIA," Rodriguez, the former Director of the National Clandestine Service, said. "I think the CIA's being thrown under the bus."
He explained that politicians are playing "political football" with the agency, and asserted that both the Senate and the committee were briefed multiple times on what the CIA was doing.
"We feel that we briefed them, we briefed them thoroughly, and they are hypocritical," Rodriguez said.
He added that only three people were waterboarded during the entire length of the interrogation program.
He also disagreed with the report's conclusion that the enhanced interrogation methods were ineffective at protecting Americans and stated that anyone who was there knows that's not true.
Hannity pointed out that all the criticism for the CIA over interrogating detainees is overblown, especially when you compare it to the estimated death toll under President Obama's drone program, which is 2,400.
"This administration does not take any prisoners, they prefer to kill them from afar, using drones," Rodriguez said. "And somehow, they feel that because they kill from a distance, somehow, it's more ethical."
"More ethical than the difficult and messy and unpleasant task and mission of actually interrogating prisoners. I think it's a distortion of what our values are."
Watch the clip above.