FBI agent say torture doesn't work

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    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The contentious debate over so-called "enhanced interrogation techniques" took center stage on Capitol Hill on Wednesday as a former FBI agent involved in the questioning of terror suspects testified that such techniques -- including waterboarding -- are ineffective.

    Ali Soufan, an FBI special agent from 1997 to 2005, told members of a key Senate Judiciary subcommittee that such "techniques, from an operational perspective, are ineffective, slow and unreliable, and harmful to our efforts to defeat al Qaeda."

    'Enhanced interrogations' don't work, ex-FBI agent tells panel - CNN.com
     
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    Sounds like it's time for the right to come up with something to disparage Ali Soufan with.
     
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    lol!
     
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    You found someone who is against torture? I cant believe it!

    Why take this guys word for anything, when you can simply ask the previous administration or the current administration if it works? Obama will tell you it does, and so will his National Security Advisor. Furthermore, the previous and current director of the CIA will tell you the same thing.
     
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    Link?
     
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    WASHINGTON - President Obama’s national intelligence director told colleagues in a private memo last week that the harsh interrogation techniques banned by the White House did produce significant information that helped the nation in its struggle with terrorists.
    NYT: Harsh techniques worked, intel chief says - White House- msnbc.com
     
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    Obama Administration Admits "Torture" Techniques Effective

    CIA director Michael Hayden says coercive and harsh interrogations techniques worked -

    Bush-era interrogation may have worked, Obama official says - CNN.com
     
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    bullshit i say...... bullshit.... waterboard this idiot and get the truth out of him............
     
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    Efficacy is not the question. The fact is torture is illegal, has been since General George Washington banned it, and waterboarding has been called torture since the Spanish Inquisition and is recongnized as such by every civilized country in the world.

    The shame of the Repubs, defending the Torture President, Bush.
     
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    Theres no shame in that. Its pretty cool if you ask me. Of course lets be honest, there have been many previous presidents that probably tortured in the past, they just kept it secret.
     

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