Monday, August 31, 2009

Cheney and the Effectiveness of Torture

Glenn Greenwalt is the go-to guy on torture issues, having studied it intensively.  Here he refutes Dick Cheney's claims that torture was necessary to get actionable intelligence on Al-Quaeda. He doesn't mention it here, but my understanding is that more traditional interrogation methods were working with KSM before he was tortured.

I don't want the argument on torture to be about its efficacy, but about the ethics and legality of it... but effectiveness arguments help end the use of torture, I'll use them.


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