Saturday, October 28, 2006

Here's Why Torture Doesn't Work ...

posted by The Vidiot @ 6:19 PM Permalink

I've previously written why torture is wrong, now here's the best example of why it isn't effective:
Confession That Formed Base of Iraq War was Acquired Under Torture: Journalist

Iban al Shakh al Libby told intelligence agents that he was close to Al-Qaeda leaders Osama bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri and "understood an awful lot about the inner workings of Al-Qaeda," former FBI agent Jack Clonan told the broadcaster.
"What he claimed most significantly was a connection between ... Al-Qaeda and the Iraqi regime of Saddam Hussein. This intelligence report made it all the way to the top, and was used by (former US secretary of state) Colin Powell as a key piece of justification ... for invading Iraq," he told the broadcaster.

Powell claimed in a UN Security Council meeting in February 2003, weeks before a US-led coalition invaded Iraq, that the country under Saddam Hussein had provided weapons training to Al-Qaeda, saying he could "trace the story of a senior terrorist operative", whom Grey alleges is Libby.
"Like hundreds of other people arrested after September 11, he's vanished into a sort of netherworld of prisons where astonishingly, President Bush now says the prisons have emptied."
We've always known we invaded Iraq for a lie ... now we know that lie was produced/corroborated by torture.

We not only went to war on a lie, we went to war on a lie that was tortured from someone. And that torture was/is approved by Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld and now legislated by Congress.


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