Packing people in tiny boxes of insects, slamming them into walls, simulated drowning - it really wasn`t American at all. You don`t get valid information from torture. Torture is great for getting false confessions from witches. The key there being false. That`s about it. There never has been and never will be a ticking time bomb scenario. It`s a useless argument that torture wouldn`t even solve if it happened, because there`d be no way to know that the prisoner knows what you`re after. What do you all think? Are you happy that America is more moral than China and the Middle East again? I am. Again, my only regret is that Bush, Cheney and co aren`t going to sit in prison like I would if I were breaking laws for six years.
EDIT: According to the latest NY Times article, waterboarding was used 266 times, but all the harsh interrogation methods revealed no new information. Abu Zubaydah had already revealed everything he knew before they started getting harsh. Seems they had no real guidelines for torture at all. Here`s the article.
Making limitless possibilities much more limited.