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December 22, 2012

CIA Confirms...

Hey remember this?

It was (partially) about how the new movie "Zero Dark Thirty" purported to show how the torture led to the killing of Osama bin Laden and how it was all BS.

And now the CIA's confirmed it.

From the CIA's website:
Second, the film creates the strong impression that the enhanced interrogation techniques that were part of our former detention and interrogation program were the key to finding Bin Ladin. That impression is false. As we have said before, the truth is that multiple streams of intelligence led CIA analysts to conclude that Bin Ladin was hiding in Abbottabad. Some came from detainees subjected to enhanced techniques, but there were many other sources as well. And, importantly, whether enhanced interrogation techniques were the only timely and effective way to obtain information from those detainees, as the film suggests, is a matter of debate that cannot and never will be definitively resolved. [Emphasis added.]
And, of course, torture's illegal - whether it works or not (which it doesn't).

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