Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Is Mass Murder Preferrable to "Torture?"

Heather McDonald explains now that the Democrats have "won" the debate to bascially outlawing stressful interrogation techniques getting helpful information from terrorists to prevent their acts will be much harder to come by.

Money Q:

According to interrogators in Afghanistan and Guantanamo, stress worked. “The harsher methods we used . . . the better information we got and the sooner we got it,” writes Chris Mackey in The Interrogators, an account of his interrogation service in Afghanistan. Mackey testifies to how “ineffective schoolhouse methods were in getting prisoners to talk.” He warns that his team “failed to break prisoners who I have no doubt knew of terrorist plots or at least terrorist cells that may one day do us harm. Perhaps they would have talked if faced with harsher methods.”

The torture narrative has foreclosed any debate on whether marathon questioning, say, is an acceptable means of getting potentially life-saving information. The new rules for interrogation, issued in September 2006, are even stricter than the previous ones interrogators found so useless. If the country is attacked again on a large scale, however, the country will have to reopen these debates and answer some hard questions.

We'll see.

3 Comments:

Anonymous randal said...

It is ridiculous what shrill LibDems will call “torture” in their desperate efforts to oppose Bush at all cost, all while aiding our enemies.
(Kinda like how Dave gets all nutty here as he goes to lengths to oppose me, just making up silly stuff as he goes.) Libs are funny… until their stupid crap actually causes harm to the U.S. as they have in this “torture” debate. This, not so funny.

April 9, 2008 at 10:45 AM 
Blogger David Diano said...

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April 10, 2008 at 12:55 AM 
Anonymous r said...

You still weeping that tired Lib weep about the Geneva Convention? It doesn't apply here.

April 10, 2008 at 2:04 PM 

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