Polish politicians comment prior to CIA report
PR dla Zagranicy
Several prominent Polish politicians have voiced their opinions over the planned publication of a US Senate report on CIA torture in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks of 2001.
A summary of the report will be published on Tuesday, and experts suspect that Poland may be mentioned for its alleged role as hosting “black sites” where suspected terrorists were detailed and tortured.
Former Polish President and Nobel Prize-winner Lech Walesa said if the sites were operated, those who knew should be held accountable.
“I am all for cleaning the wounds and acting honestly,” when asked by Radio Zet whether
Aleksander Kwasniewski and Leszek Miller - then-President and Prime Minister respectively - should face some repercussions for allowing these sites to operate in the country.
In another interview at Polish Radio, Leszek Miller said that the publication of this report could hurt intelligence operations of several countries.
“The document aroused controversy between [US] Republicans and Democrats,” Miller said.
“It would be terrible if it turned out that the effect of the political struggle hurt the gathering of intelligence,” Mr Miller said.
The former prime minister denied he had any knowledge of the camps operating in the country, echoing previous statements, adding that “we need to fight terror, not those trying to stop it.” (rg)