Skip to comments.The unholy myth that torture ‘works’
Posted on 05/04/2011 8:52:21 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
The torture apologists are at it again, trying to perpetuate the unholy untruth that interrogation of high-value targets (torture) helped give us victory and thus yet again try to insinuate that it is justified. It doesnt work, it didnt help us one wit in getting bin Laden, and it is never justified. We cannot let torture apologists get any traction again on this corrupt myth.
But they are trying. Liz Cheney and others at the Keep America Safe Foundation got out a quick statement following President Obamas announcement of the successful operation against Osama bin Laden. The balance of their argument is that this victory was due in larger part to our intelligence services who, through their interrogation of high-value detainees, developed the information that apparently led us to bin Laden. President Obamas leadership in this daring effort against terrorism isnt even mentioned.
How quickly they come back out of the woodwork, the torture apologists. Jane Mayer, the author of The Dark Side: How the War on Terror Turned into a War on American Ideals has said, It may have taken nearly a decade to find and kill Osama bin Laden, but it took less than twenty-four hours for torture apologists to claim credit for his downfall, citing the Keep American Safe Foundation statement.
Much has been made of getting the couriers name from Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, who was waterboarded 183 times. Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), for example, said earlier this week that we obtained information about the courier
obtained that information through waterboarding
vital information which directly led us to bin Laden. In fact, as experts have noted, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed did not reveal the couriers name that led the U.S. to bin Laden under torture. He gave up those names many months later under standard interrogation.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...
“by Susan Brooks Thistlethwank” Liberal name if I EVER heard one.
Yeah, the US should follow the military intelligence advice given by a priestess at the Chicago Theolgical Seminary.
That’s how we know it worked.....the libtards turned the volume up full blast screaming that it didnt...
“Thistlethwank”! It’s not even a real name. Must be some kind of pen name because it does not exist in the real world.
If waterboarding were used by Al-Qaeda and the Taliban against captured US soldiers, the left would defend it until they were blue in the frace
Hey! Watch it! “Thistlethwank is my middle name!
I don't care what they do if gets info that saves innocent lives
While this is undoubtedly true, the interrogator simply needs to make it understood that if the prisoner's information cannot be empirically verified, the pain/discomfort will continue or intensify until it can be.
>>> The unholy myth that torture works
Washington Post by Susan Brooks Thistlethwank
That, my FRiends, is the wankest piece I’ve read for a while by a wanker.
Did you notice in the accompanying cartoon that the interrogation victim was put on a hot beach where he had to be fanned instead of in a quiet room with AC? And notice that there’s no food tray on which he could put his nummy. And he might even get some blown sand particles in his fruit salad. What to do????????
...obviously, since it can only be pronounced with a lisp...
Thistlethwank and the rest of the scumbag liberals and their allies in the dying, socialist mainstream newsrooms are still trying to redefine torture?
Waterboarding is torture the same way fingernails on a blackboard is torture, or the relentless din of blaring heavy-metal music aimed at an enemy holed up in a compound is torture.
No, torture is having your fingers lopped off one at a time with a pair of wire cutters. Torture is having bleach poured into your forced-open eyes. Torture is having your kneecaps shot. Torture is having parts of your body blow-torched to black cinder two square inches at a time and then ripped off with pliers. Torture is having a pair of tree-branch loppers applied to the genitals.
There are countless ways to inflict real torture, and part of the torture is the realization by the victim that his body will be forever damaged, forever missing pieces. Forever. Now THATs torture.
Being dowsed with water in the morning and then still being able to play shortstop for the terrorist softball team in the afternoon is NOT torture.
“Didn’t help us one wit in getting Bin Laden.”
Prove it, libtard. I’d like to see that one.
The myth is that torture doesn't work. And her own commie buddies use it regularly. To good effect, I might add.
I'd like to know exactly how she concluded torture does not work. I'm sure if she asked a bunch of jihadis about it they would say that torture doesn't work. It's like asking a bunch of murderers if the death penalty works. Of course they'll say no.
Thistlethwank. Man you just cannot make a name like that up.,
Whistleskank...the playground days left her scarred...
Guns won’t protect you. And second hand smoke is more dangerous than smoking, too!
What a fool believes, s/he sees....
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed did not reveal the couriers name that led the U.S. to bin Laden under torture. He gave up those names many months later under standard interrogation.
I guess it never occurred to the author he was threatened with a 184th time and wasn't interested, so he sang.
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