CIA snatched and tortured “the wrong guy,” says former officer

Video interview with Glenn Carle is embedded in the story. It can also be viewed here: http://blip.tv/file/5645868

CIA Kidnapped, Tortured the “Wrong Guy,” Says Former Agency Operative Glenn Carle
Sunday 23 October 2011
by: Jason Leopold, Truthout | Video Interview and Report

Rob Richer, the number-two ranking official in the CIA’s clandestine service, paid a visit to Glenn Carle’s office in December 2002 and presented the veteran CIA operative with an urgent proposal.

“I want you to go on a temporary assignment,” Carle recalls Richer telling him. “It’s important for the agency, it’s important for the country and it’s important for you. Will you do it?”

Richer, who would later resign from the CIA to work for the mercenary outfit Blackwater, told Carle that agency operatives had just rendered a “high-value target,” an Afghan in his mid-forties named Haji Pacha Wazir, who was purported to be Osama bin Laden’s personal banker as well as financier for a number of suspected terrorists. Wazir was being held at a CIA black site prison in Morocco, and the agency needed a clandestine officer who spoke French to take over the interrogation of the detainee.

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