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Torture report: U.S. faces harsh realities

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By Tim Lister, CNN


(CNN) -- Embarrassment for allies, ammunition for enemies -- but no recommendations laid down for the future treatment of alleged terrorists taken prisoner. It would seem that publication by the Senate Intelligence Committee (or at least its Democrats) of its report into the torture of detainees just brought a heap of trouble.


The Republican chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Mike Rogers, told CNN that publication was "a terrible idea" and said "foreign leaders have approached the government and said, 'You do this, this will cause violence and deaths.'" He was not alone on fearing a visceral global reaction.


But reaction from overseas has been -- for the most part -- muted, both among the United States' allies and its enemies. None of the major al Qaeda affiliates (as of early Wednesday) had sought to exploit the often graphic details of the report. The pan-Arab TV networks focused on a meeting of the Gulf Co-operation Council, rather than acres of live coverage out of Washington.


For sure, social media lit up -- and there were plenty of comments from the Muslim world. One of hundreds of similar tweets read, "This is only what the kuffar are acknowledging to the public, after hiding for many years. Can you even imagine what they are still hiding?"



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