‘One of the sad things is Cheney, Rumsfeld and Bush all watched “24”,’ Lady Manningham-Buller said, referring to the popular TV show about a counter-terrorist agent, starring Kiefer Sutherland.
U.S intelligence agencies deliberately concealed their mistreatment of terror suspects, a former head of MI5 claimed last night.
Baroness Eliza Manningham-Buller also said she had only learnt that 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed had been waterboarded – a total of 160 times – after retiring from the Security Service in 2007.
In a speech to the Mile End Group at the House of Lords, Lady Manningham-Buller also revealed that Britain protested against the treatment of terror suspects.
‘The Americans were very keen that people like us did not discover what they were doing,’ said the former head of the domestic spy agency.