Thursday, May 28, 2009
Forget Waterboarding. Try Chocolate Chip Cookies
Terrorist interrogator's best friend
According to the print media industry publication Editor and Publisher, a story that will appear in tomorrow's Time Magazine reveals that an interrogation technique that worked with one of the world's most notorious terrorists involved feeding him sugar free chocolate chip cookies.
That's right. Time correspondent Bobby Gosh reports that a former FBI interrogator gave Osama bin Laden lieutenant Abu Jandal - a diabetic - sugar free chocolate chip cookies to soften him up. Gosh reports that the interrogator, Ali Soufan, told members of Congress that showing Jandal respect softened him up and he sang like a canary.
Former FBI agent Jack Cloonan, who also interrogated terrorism suspects, said in an interview on News Talk Online on Paltalk.com that he too rejected torture. He said doing small favors for suspects often resulted in them giving him information vital to national security. Torture, he said, only would cause a suspect to tell you what they think you want to know just to get the interrogator to stop.
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