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Have you read it yet?

The CIA Detainee Report?

I have! Of course more then half of it is blacked out. But still interesting to read.
So please for those who feel they did such horrible things, read about the people they saved by doing so.
They PREVENTED a planed ATTACK on the Brooklyn Bridge! Wow bet those people are thankful!

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Asked by Anonymous at 8:39 PM on Aug. 25, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

Answers (18)
  • Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:40 PM on Aug. 25, 2009

  • It won't matter unless Obama says its ok.

    Answer by Carpy at 8:45 PM on Aug. 25, 2009

  • They PREVENTED a planed ATTACK on the Brooklyn Bridge! Wow bet those people are thankful!

    No, they didn't


    Answer by Anonymous at 8:49 PM on Aug. 25, 2009


    Answer by Anonymous at 8:50 PM on Aug. 25, 2009

  • All of the Experts Say that Torture Doesn't Work.

    The top interrogation experts all say torture that doesn't work:

    The military agency which actually provided advice on harsh interrogation techniques for use against terrorism suspects warned the Pentagon in 2002 that those techniques would produce "unreliable information."
    Army Field Manual 34-52 Chapter 1 says:
    "Experience indicates that the use of force is not necessary to gain the cooperation of sources for interrogation. Therefore, the use of force is a poor technique, as it yields unreliable results, may damage subsequent collection efforts, and can induce the source to say whatever he thinks the interrogator wants to hear."

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:51 PM on Aug. 25, 2009

  • A declassified FBI e-mail dated May 10, 2004, regarding interrogation at Guantanamo states "[we] explained to [the Department of Defense], FBI has been successful for many years obtaining confessions via non-confrontational interviewing techniques." (see also this)

    Brigadier General David R. Irvine, retired Army Reserve strategic intelligence officer who taught prisoner interrogation and military law for 18 years with the Sixth Army Intelligence School, says torture doesn't work
    The CIA's own Inspector General wrote that waterboarding was not "efficacious" in producing information
    A former FBI interrogator -- who interrogated Al Qaeda suspects -- says categorically that torture does not help collect intelligence. On the other hand he says that torture actually turns people into terrorists

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:52 PM on Aug. 25, 2009

  • A 30-year veteran of CIA’s operations directorate who rose to the most senior managerial ranks, says:

    “The administration’s claims of having ‘saved thousands of Americans’ can be dismissed out of hand because credible evidence has never been offered — not even an authoritative leak of any major terrorist operation interdicted based on information gathered from these interrogations in the past seven years. … It is irresponsible for any administration not to tell a credible story that would convince critics at home and abroad that this torture has served some useful purpose.

    This is not just because the old hands overwhelmingly believe that torture doesn’t work — it doesn’t — but also because they know that torture creates more terrorists and fosters more acts of terror than it could possibly neutralize.”

    The FBI interrogators who actually interviewed some of the 9/11 su

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:52 PM on Aug. 25, 2009

  • * Carpy
    I know..I am really irritated that people really think they would give up info so easily. Do Civilians not understand Navy Seals, SERE, and even the CIA interrogators have been water boarded and succumbed to the techniques they use. Just like Police officers are tased before allowed to use one.

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:53 PM on Aug. 25, 2009

  • A former US Air Force interrogator said that information obtained from torture is unreliable, and that torture just creates more terrorists

    The number 2 terrorism expert for the State Department says torture doesn't work, and just creates more terrorists
    The Senate Armed Services Committee unanimously found that torture doesn't work.
    A former CIA station chief in Pakistan who served at the agency for three decades doubts that torture saved any lives
    Still don't believe it? These people also say torture doesn't produce usable intelligence:

    Former high-level CIA official Bob Baer said "And torture -- I just don't think it really works ... you don't get the truth. What happens when you torture people is, they figure out what you want to hear and they tell you."

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:54 PM on Aug. 25, 2009

  • All of the Top Experts say Torture HURTS National Security

    Torture REDUCES, rather than protects, American national security:

    The head of all U.S. intelligence said:
    "The bottom line is these techniques have hurt our image around the world," [Director of National Intelligence Dennis] Blair said in the statement. "The damage they have done to our interests far outweighed whatever benefit they gave us and they are not essential to our national security."

    A top counter-terrorism expert says torture increases the risk of terrorism (and see this).
    One of the top military interrogators said that torture by Americans of innocent Iraqis is the main reason that foreign fighters started fighting against Americans in Iraq in the first place (and see this).

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:55 PM on Aug. 25, 2009

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