Sunday, March 29, 2009

Detainee's Harsh Treatment Foiled No Plots

You Can't Squeeze Intelligence From A Turnip

The Washington Post reports that torturing Abu Zubaida got no real leads and wasted a lot of time and money chasing down red herrings.

The methods succeeded in breaking him, and the stories he told of al-Qaeda terrorism plots sent CIA officers around the globe chasing leads.

In the end, though, not a single significant plot was foiled as a result of Abu Zubaida's tortured confessions, according to former senior government officials who closely followed the interrogations.
But it was just so much danged fun.


  1. Well slap me and call me Sally... wait, isn't that what they do?


  2. If the nice CIA officers put some electric wires on my balls, I would gladly tell them the moon was blue. If that is what they wanted to hear.

    This is F*cking rediculous.The top people have drugs that will extract anything worth value without a fight.
    This is a ball & pony show for us mortals.