(NBC News) - We could soon see a secret government report on how the CIA interrogated terror suspects after the 9/11 attacks.
A Senate panel has voted to declassify the controversial report, which some call shocking and others described as a witch hunt.
The Senate Intelligence Committee approved this report more than a year ago, but the public hasn't seen it.
The question is whether the CIA crossed the line by using water boarding and other techniques to interrogate terror suspects after 9-11, and whether or not it was effective at thwarting other attacks.
We may soon know. The senate intelligence committee voted 11 to 3 Thursday to give the public a look at the summary of its 6200 page report. "The results I think were shocking[.] It chronicles a stain on our history that must never again be allowed to happen again. This is not what Americans do," said Senator Dianne Feinstein, (D) California.
"I was never in favor of this report being done. I think it was a waste of time[.] The general public can make up their mind about whether or not this was done properly," said Senator Saxby Chambliss, (R) Georgia
The CIA claims the committee accessed information without being authorized.
Committee Chair Dianne Feinstein accused the CIA of spying on its investigation.
Now it's up to President Obama how soon the report goes public. "He would expect that the actions that are necessary to declassify a document like that be conducted in all due haste." White House Press Secretary Jay Carney.
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