The illogic of the torture debate

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May 4, 2011
by Glenn Greenwald  
Posted in Commentary, PND Commentary

"The killing of Osama bin Laden has, as The New York Times notes, reignited the debate over 'brutal interrogations' -- by which it's meant that Republicans are now attempting to exploit the emotions generated by the killing to retroactively justify the torture regime they implemented. The factual assertions on which this attempt is based -- that waterboarding and other 'harsh interrogation methods' produced evidence crucial to locating bin Laden -- are dubious in the extreme .... So fictitious are these claims that even Donald Rumsfeld has repudiated them." (05/04/11)  


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