Two stories this week prove once again that torture is unnecessary and counter-productive for obtaining intelligence.
First, according to the Washington Post, the CIA’s top spy – Michael Sulick, head of the CIA’s National Clandestine Service – said :
The spy agency has seen no fall-off in intelligence since waterboarding was banned by the Obama administration. “I don’t think we’ve suffered at all from an intelligence standpoint.”
Second, after repeatedly torturing a supposed “senior Al Qaeda” leader and key player in 9/11, the government now admits that he had no knowledge or role in 9/11, and wasn’t even affiliated with Al Qaeda.