In a move likely to anger the US further, Wikileaks has disclosed documents indicating that the reasons for the CIA abandoning its controversial simulated drowning interrogation technique known as water boarding had nothing to do with a moral awakening. Instead it is revealed that the u-turn was due to the blanket media coverage of the issue alerting terror suspects to the fact that the drowning was only simulated. An internal CIA communication read "Since they've heard it's just a big trick, it doesn't seem to work so well".
The leaks add further weight to the speculation that reports that the CIA have been perfecting alternative torture methods; "simulated decapitation" (aka "Head boarding") and "simulated electrocution" techniques are thought to have been trialled. Decapitation is believed to be technically difficult to simulate, though illicit tests on some Lib Dem MPs were seen to make them act as if they were actually headless. It is thought that currently the only stumbling block of simulated electrocution is the embarrassment of agents in making the buzzing sound.
US authorities would not comment but did state that they wished wikileaks would return to its original mandate of actually blowing whistles.