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Ex-CIA Officer: Yes, Harsh Interrogations Helped Us Nail Bin Laden

mharris Wrote: Jan 05, 2013 7:57 AM
How many reasonable people would NOT have called for the torture of Al Qaida-connected operatives following 9/11 in an attempt to gain information leading to the capture or killing of Bin Laden? Very, very few, IMO.
psydoc Wrote: Jan 05, 2013 4:20 PM
I would not torture, either, Bigdog; however, I have no problem with enhanced interrogation; they are two separate techniques.
Bigdogoffthechain11 Wrote: Jan 05, 2013 7:42 PM
no, they really are not. Not legally or morally.

This doesn't quite qualify as breaking news for those who tracked the extraordinary labyrinth of intelligence that emerged in the days following the 2011 Abbottabad raid, but the subject of US interrogation policy is again generating controversy in advance of the release of 'Zero Dark Thirty,' a film that dramatizes the bin Laden mission.  Writing in today's Washington Post, a former top CIA counter-terrorism officer sets the record straight on what measures were, and were not, employed to help bring down the world's most infamous terrorist.  Jose Rodriguez -- who made headlines last year when