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Letter: CIA torture protected U.S.

A file photo of a man crossing the

A file photo of a man crossing the Central Intelligence Agency logo in the lobby of CIA headquarters in Langley, Va. on Aug. 14, 2008. Credit: Getty Images

Why am I not surprised that Newsday's editorial board supports the Senate release of the report that indicates that, yes, America tortured people? ["A dark chapter in U.S. history," Editorial, Dec. 10]. I would expect nothing less.

I just have one thing to ask: What would you have said if America didn't do this, and more attacks occurred on American soil? I know it wouldn't have been in support of former President George W. Bush. You would have ripped him for not doing enough to protect Americans.

Sorry, Newsday, America did what we had to do to protect our citizens.

Bret P. Wallach, Hicksville