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Torture Helped Get Bin Laden?

George257 Wrote: Feb 07, 2013 5:06 PM
Wars are not civilised either. They should be fought only as an absolutely last resort. The first resort is to make our civilisation safe. After that, we can become civilised again.

"Zero Dark Thirty," the film about the hunt for and killing of Osama bin Laden, got a fresh infusion of buzz over the weekend when outgoing Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta confirmed again that enhanced interrogation techniques aided the effort to find bin Laden.

"Some of it came from ... interrogation tactics that were used," he said. "But the fact is we put together most of that intelligence without having to resort to that. I think we could have gotten bin Laden without that."

In other words, the movie exaggerates the role played by enhanced interrogation techniques -- torture to...