How credible is the CIA claim that exposing the interrogation practices of the CIA will hurt national security?
The officials say the CIA is urging the suppression of passages describing in graphic detail how the agency handled its detainees, arguing that the material could damage ongoing counterterrorism operations by laying bare sensitive intelligence procedures and methods.
From what we've seen, the damage isn't what our opponents will think, it's what we think of the CIA when we see how much time they spend covering their a**es for the bad decisions they made and the screwed up actions they took. Sorry, mistakes in judgment (ie: torturing the wrong guy) doesn't mean you have the right to hide your mistakes.
It's time to own up to your mistakes so we can finally move on. Otherwise they just sit there and fester.