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To: HAL9000
Asked why his group employed torture, he said: "This is the only way you can get confessions from such people who betray their people."

Under torture, a person can be made to admit to virtually anything and everything. There is a limit as to what ANY human being can stand.

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

3 posted on 08/25/2002 11:50:54 AM PDT by FormerLurker
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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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