Tuesday, May 12, 2009
A Terrorist Claims Torture Doesn't Work
Says he lied to stop torture
One of the most notorious confessed terrorists captured in the war on terrorism claims that torture tactics used during his interrogation didn't work.
If Khalid Sheikh Mohammed's pronouncements to the International Red Cross are accurate, they become a repudiation of former Vice President Cheney's recent protestations that valuable information that saved lives was obtained through torture.
According to a leaked Red Cross report, Mohammed claims that he gave false information to his interrogators in order to get them to stop torturing him.
Again, if these assertions are true, it would suggest that, not only does torturing not produce information, but, even worse, it produces false information. So, not only is it not productive, it is actually counterproductive in the war on terrorism.
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