Keeney in 1962 covertly set up a CIA front called MK-ULTRA, which used the National Institutes of Health and other federal agencies to conduct tests on unwitting federal inmates, the overwhelming majority of whom were black, to chart the effect of hallucinogenic drugs.I doubt that it was to keep America safe but if it makes you feel better to believe that, then you are no better than Josef Mengele and have no business having contact with normal people. And equating the release of the torture memos to the possibility of another attack on the US shows that one has trivialized and ignored the reasons why the terrorists hate us.
All of this is reprehensible, horrible stuff. But it was generated by well-meaning American officers from what has been called “The Greatest Generation” to keep America safe.
They don't hate us because of our freedoms, they hate us because we interfere in their beliefs, have no respect for their religion and willfully ignore their requests to remove ourselves from areas they consider to be consecrate. Oh, and that torture thing? Not helping our reputation but reinforcing the terrorists will to punish the oppressors.
Torture is wrong, it will always be wrong and saying that the end justifies the means is short-sighted and foolish. That's like saying that lying about a blowjob is worse than ordering people to be treated like animals and have their basic human rights removed. And Americans aren't really like that, are we? Because last time I heard, torturing animals was one of the early signs of antisocial personality disorder and maybe the people who wrote the memos, followed the memos or defend the memos should be evaluated and treated before they harm their own families.