That changed to, only information which could impact negatively on national security was redacted.
Sunday it seems the jury is out and Rifkind wants the information released.
The information will probably not be released into the public domain however but "A parliamentary committee is to request the US hands over any material documenting the UK's role in the CIA's post-9/11 interrogation programme. Sir Malcolm Rifkind said the intelligence committee he chairs would act "without fear or favour", although some MPs want a judge-led inquiry."
As the UK blindly followed the US led by George W Bush into war there can be little doubt that the UK was either directly or indirectly linked to the abuse and torture.
Britain was lied to but the worry has to be how much those in office really knew.
Interestingly Malcom Rifkind is a cousin of another Tory Leon Brittan.
Brittan is believed implicated, again directly or indirectly, in allegations of sex abuse and sleaze in high-office dating back some years.
The long overdue inquiry into that scandal is on hold as Home Secretary Theresa May seems unable to appoint a chair person who does not have links to at least some of those involved in the scandal. Two female members of the establishment were appointed, one after another, but both were forced to resign.
That inquiry is stalled.
The conclusion is then that perhaps a parliamentary committee looking into the CIA torture report redactions is being given priority, for political reasons.
But disregarding the bad timing for the 2015 upcoming election the torture and renditions involving the UK are a stain on the country's good name, such as it is, and those involved must be held to account.
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