Vive La Resistance II

Anyone who has covered the torture story knows that many, many good people in the military and CIA are and have been appalled and troubled by the criminal policies perpetrated by Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld. Now we discover that many have also been cooperating with official inquiries:

Dick Marty, the Swiss senator who produced the Council of Europe's report on the hidden transport and detention of suspects, today told a committee in the European parliament that he had received information about the secret programme from dissident officers within the upper reaches of the CIA.

He said the officers were disturbed that the programme, known as renditions, led to the torture and mistreatment of detainees.

"Many leading figures in the CIA did not accept these methods at all," Mr Marty told a committee meeting today. He said senior agency officials had agreed to help his investigation in return for anonymity.

"People in the CIA felt these things were not consonant with the sort of intelligence work they normally do," he said.