There was no actionable intelligence gained from using enhanced interrogation techniques on Abu Zubaydah that wasn’t, or couldn’t have been, gained from regular tactics. In addition, I saw that using these alternative methods on other terrorists backfired on more than a few occasions — all of which are still classified. The short sightedness behind the use of these techniques ignored the unreliability of the methods, the nature of the threat, the mentality and modus operandi of the terrorists, and due process.
Born on 4/24/2009
A good piece in the Op Ed section of The New York Times on "enhanced interrogation techniques", a.k.a torture. Anyone who still thinks that waterboarding, using insects, and whatever other crazy techniques were a good idea seriously needs to have their head examined.