A Tortured Argument

May 5th, 2011

Inspired by The torture diversion (Jonathan Bernstein, WashingtonPost.com 5/05/11).




“Information provided by KSM and Abu Faraj Al-Libbi about Bin Laden’s courier was the lead information that eventually led to the location of [Bin Laden’s] compound and the operation that led to his death.” – Bush’s CIA Counterterrorism Center director Jose Rodriguez

 



Republicans are again making the tortured case

That “enhanced  interrogation” should be more commonplace.


Among others, Bush’s counterterrorism chief said,

Use of torture is the only reason Osama is dead.


According to that theory, though it may be uncouth,

There’s only one way to know if Rodriguez is telling the truth…

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Here’s Hardball’s 5/04/11 panel discussion about whether the use of waterboarding and other “extreme” interrogation methods led to Osama Bin Laden’s location and termination.

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Here’s The Last Word’s 5/04/11 panel discussion.

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