Monday, December 12, 2005

"Admit it Goddammit"

According to former government officials, an Egyptian prisoner gave a false statement as his interrogators whooped that ass. This is what the Shrub Administration based it's flimsy Al Qaeda/Iraq ties on.

2 Comments:

Blogger Jeff said...

I used to think torture was a bad thing, since nearly everyone agrees that it yields bad intelligence. However, now that I'm thinking about it politically, I realize that bad intelligence is what allowed the Bush admin to launch a war in Iraq that it wanted to launch anyway, without regard to the facts, either known, suspected, strenuously cautioned against, or otherwise. So, since bad intel obviously works politically in the admin's favor, I now think that they should get all their info using torture. Maybe use it for economic data as well.

2:10 PM  
Blogger RaginCajun said...

Economists are way ahead on this one. "Torturing the data until it confesses" has been around for at least 25 years, probably longer. "Massaging the data" was also popular in those wimpy times pre-9/11.

5:13 PM  

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