US Criminalization of War Results in Loss of Valuable Intelligence: Senator

© Photohost-agency / Go to the photo bankThe Obama Administration's approach to terrorists can prevent the United States from obtaining valuable intelligence information, Republican Senator Lindsey Graham has said in a statement.
The Obama Administration's approach to terrorists can prevent the United States from obtaining valuable intelligence information, Republican Senator Lindsey Graham has said in a statement. - Sputnik International
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A Republican Senator criticized the Obama Administration's approach to terrorists, saying it prevents the US from obtaining valuable intelligence, which can help protect the country.

WASHINGTON, December 10 (Sputnik) – The Obama Administration's approach to terrorists can prevent the United States from obtaining valuable intelligence information, Republican Senator Lindsey Graham has said in a statement.

"The policies the Obama Administration has employed treat terrorists as common criminals, not enemy combatants. I'm convinced their criminalization of the war is causing our nation to lose valued intelligence which can help protect our nation," Graham said criticizing the release of CIA “torture report” on Tuesday.

He added that the United States no longer "lawfully" interrogated high value targets that were able to provide valuable intelligence for preventing future attacks.

"We have now gone from one extreme to the other. We've gone from waterboarding to…providing taxpayer funded lawyers to foreign terror suspects within days of capture," Graham said.

US House Speaker John Boehner raised a concern about Obama's policy to detainees suspected of terrorism on Tuesday in his Twitter.

On Tuesday, the US Senate Intelligence Committee released the so-called CIA "torture report," a summary of the detailed investigation into the CIA Detention and Interrogation program that in some cases included torture practices.

Following the release of the report on Tuesday, US President Barack Obama vowed not to use the methods of torture outlined in the report during the time of his presidency.

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