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Torture Helped Get Bin Laden?

HermanBB Wrote: Feb 07, 2013 12:04 PM
We are the good guys remember? Weren't we going to turn Iraq and Afghanistan into democracies and then they would love us? Besides the terrorists are like the Keystone Kops. They operate out of their hat and move from pillar to post. Whatever information we could torture out of people is probably going to be old news in a week.
Bigdogoffthechain11 Wrote: Feb 07, 2013 1:32 PM
The people of Iraq were very grateful while I was there.
rickmcq Wrote: Feb 07, 2013 12:24 PM
"We are the good guys remember?" That's why EIT was designed to save as many of our lives as possible.

"Whatever information we could torture out of people is probably going to be old news in a week." A lot of lives can be saved in a week.
Bigdogoffthechain11 Wrote: Feb 07, 2013 1:32 PM
It actually threatens lives and it's illegal to boot.

"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...