We all know that, legally and morally speaking, Waterboarding is torture. It’s against the law. Period. But what about the accuracy of the information? Again, rational people know that torture, unlike in the movies, produces lies. The proof is here in the form of quotes from conservative torture scapegoat, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.
“I make up stories,” Mohammed said, describing in broken English an interrogation probably administered by the CIA that concerned the location of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.
“Where is he? I don’t know. Then he torture me,” Mohammed said. “Then I said, ‘Yes, he is in this area.’”
The above quotes are from the documents released recently as a result of an ACLU lawsuit, but were heavily redacted, contrary to Obama’s pledge to be more transparent.