Some may argue that we would be more effective if we sanctioned torture or other expedient methods to obtain information from the enemy. That would be wrong. Beyond the basic fact that such actions are illegal, history shows that they also are frequently neither useful nor necessary. Certainly, extreme physical action can make someone ‘talk;’ however, what the individual says may be of questionable value. [Gen. David Petraeus, Letter to Multi-National Force-Iraq, 5/10/07]
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
More on the Failure of "Enhanced Interrogation"
Think Progress has a round-up of statements from American agents and leaders about the failure of the Bush administration's torture regime to produce useful intelligence. A sample: