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The Surprising Gift of 'Zero Dark Thirty'

1959 Wrote: Jan 18, 2013 8:27 AM
Waterboarding is probably the most effective interrogation tactic ever devised. Think about it. It does not harm a hair on the terrorist's crazy head. No pulled out fingernails, no electric shocks, no severe beatings. It simply scares the bejabbers out of those being interviewed and returns them safely, but wet, back to their cells. As for me, after recently visiting the World Trade Center site, just give me a bucket and some sharp knives if I were to interrogate one of these animals.
rwright Wrote: Jan 18, 2013 10:40 PM
After WW 2, Japanese soldiers were executed for waterboarding. Should we now apologize to the Japanese nation for murdering their soldiers? How about reparations?

When it comes to Kathryn Bigelow’s “Zero Dark Thirty,” there are two kinds of people-- those who have seen it and those who should.

Emerging from any theater afterward, there will be two kinds of people-- those who grasp that enhanced interrogations save lives, and those who do not.

As a longtime member of the first group, I was gratified to the point of surprise that a product out of Hollywood depicted our harshest interrogations without an accompanying ham-fisted condemnation.

But the even greater praise for “Zero Dark Thirty” is that nor does it grab you by the lapels and...