Coming in From the Cold: CIA Spy Calls Waterboarding Necessary But Torture

Following the release of the documents, Kiriakou said: "When I spoke to ABC News in December 2007 I was aware of Abu Zubaydah being water boarded on one occasion. It was after this one occasion that he revealed information related to a planned terrorist attack. As I said in the original interview, my information was second-hand. I never participated in the use of enhanced techniques on Abu Zubaydah or on any other prisoner, nor did I witness the use of such techniques."

(Editor's Note on Interview Transcripts: Material from this transcript may not be used without crediting ABC News in each instance of use. In all cases, use must be limited to 250 words or less without the explicit permission of ABC News.)

Click Here for Part One of the Transcript with John Kiriakou.

Click Here for Part Two of the Transcript with John Kiriakou.

CIA Agent Speaks Out, Part 1

The Capture of Abu Zubaydah

CIA Agent Speaks Out, Part 2

Zubaydah says he had nothing against the United States.

CIA Agent Speaks Out, Part 3

Zubaydah said 9/11 was supposed to be a wake-up call to the U.S.

CIA Agent Speaks Out, Part 4

Zubaydah: "I would kill every American and Jew I could get my hands on."

CIA Agent Speaks Out, Part 5

Is Waterboarding Torture?

CIA Agent Speaks Out, Part 6

Waterboarding: Not Something Pretty to Watch

CIA Agent Speaks Out, Part 7

Enhanced Techniques: Sleep deprivation was effective, Kiriakou says.

CIA Agent Speaks Out, Part 8

Abu Zubaydah was completely cooperative.

CIA Agent Speaks Out, Part 9

Al Qaeda is always planning another major attack, Kiriakou says.

CIA Agent Speaks Out, Part 10

Waterboarding, right now, is unnecessary, Kiriakou says.

(Editor's Note for Video: Material from this video transcript may not be used without crediting ABC News in each instance of use. In all cases, use must be limited to one minute or less without the explicit permission of ABC News.)

This post has been updated.

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