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To: FormerLurker
"The validity of any confession or information obtained under torture is in most respects worthless."

True. Except where it extracts information that only the guilty would know (and the "interrogators" don't).

Questions like "where did you plant the bomb?" etc.

Turn me loose on those [deleted] down in Git'mo with a pair of bolt cutters and a ham sandwich, and I'll get some information...
21 posted on 08/25/2002 11:07:51 PM PDT by PLMerite
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To: PLMerite
True. Except where it extracts information that only the guilty would know (and the "interrogators" don't).
Questions like "where did you plant the bomb?" etc.

What if there WERE no bomb, or the person being "interrrogated" really doesn't know the anwser as he or she really IS innocent?

You'd get an answer eventually, although it'd more than likely be incorrect...

22 posted on 08/26/2002 12:10:20 AM PDT by FormerLurker
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