Originally Published here:
This interrogator (pseudonym "Matthew Alexander") was able to extract intelligence that lead to the location and missile targeting of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi in 2006, not through torture, but instead, through gaining the trust of the prisoner he was interrogating.
"How anyone can say that torture keeps Americans safe is beyond me -- unless you don't count American soldiers as Americans."
Excellent Summary here:
NPR had this interrogator on "Talk of the Nation" today (December 4th). The veteran spoke clearly, succinctly, intelligently, and dissected each detractor who called in to challenge him.
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