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Torture Helped Get Bin Laden?

Robert 206 Wrote: Feb 07, 2013 1:59 PM
I don't disagree with Goldberg but the torture scenes were not realistic in my opinion. I think the gist of the movie is that it took long hours, and years. of tracking down bin Laden's hole. It was accomplished by the agents typified by the actress playing Maya following up small clues, which often led nowhere. It is hard, boring, tedious work, the opposite of the action-packed romantic thrillers that Hollywood usually produces. Kathryn Bigelow is a terrific director and the suspense builds, and builds until the SEALs step in at the climax. And the heroine is pictured shedding tears after she identified the body of bin Laden. Tears for her fellow agents who died earlier and probably at the unChristian task of having to kill a monster!

"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...