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Tag Archives: Al Qaida
“Torture is counterproductive to keeping America safe and it doesn’t matter if we do it or if we pass it off to another government. The result is the same. And morally, I believe, there is an even stronger argument. Torture is simply incompatible with American principles.” (Alexander, 2008)
The ticking time bomb scenario… Continue reading
In his book, How to Break a Terrorist: The U.S. Interrogators Who Used Brains, Not Brutality, to Take Down the Deadliest Man in Iraq, Matthew Alexander, with John R. Bruning, describes his memories from his experience as interrogator in a prison in Iraq.How to Break a Terrorist book cover
So, how do you “break” a terrorist, i.e., get a prisoner to open up and give information under interrogation?
Alexander’s answer is in appealing to… Continue reading