CIA chief Leon Penetta says he favored commission inquiry

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In his first interview since taking the job, Panetta tells The New Yorker's Jane Mayer that, when he took over, he "wanted to be damn sure" that no one was on the payroll who could be prosecuted for war crimes. But once the agency was clean, he "didn't want to spend a lot of time dealing with the past and what mistakes were made." Panetta also says that he actually supported a truth commission to investigate the CIA's use of torture, at least until President Obama nipped the idea in the bud.

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