Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The Truth on Torture

Jane Mayer is an excellent writer and journalist who wrote one of the definitive books on torture during the Bush administration, Dark Side.  In this article she writes to debunk Marc Theissen, who wrote a recent book Coutring Disaster which claims that torture was necessary and produced actionable intelligence.  I wish we could simply rely on the fact that torture is morally wrong and illegal, but that doesn't seem to persuade everyone.  But I think the evidence shows that torture doesn't produce any more actionable intelligence than normal FBI interrogation techniques, and has, indeed, produced misleading lies, as someone being tortured will say anything to get the torture to stop.




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