Whelan Responds

He writes that the Senate Report's inclusion of him in a meeting on the Bush torture program is untrue:

I will state categorically that I never attended the meeting that Sullivan refers to and that I never had any knowledge of or involvement in any of the matters involving interrogation techniques (matters that were, of course, highly classified).

Despite my first impression, and after some poring through the record, he has not been very vocal in defending the interrogation practices of the Bush administration in which he served. I regret that error and withdraw it with apology. The factual question of his attendance at a meeting on interrogation techniques remains a matter of dispute between him and the Senate Committee's report.