Quote of the Day

April 27, 2009 at 10:39 am | Posted in Torture | Leave a comment
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Ali Soufan (FBI agent who interrogated Zubaydah and extracted key information from him before the CIA began waterboarding) in Newsweek:

“I’ve kept my mouth shut about all this for seven years,” Soufan says. But now, with the declassification of Justice memos and the public assertions by Cheney and others that “enhanced” techniques worked, Soufan feels compelled to speak out. “I was in the middle of this, and it’s not true that these [aggressive] techniques were effective,” he says. “We were able to get the information about Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in a couple of days. We didn’t have to do any of this [torture]. We could have done this the right way.”

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