Now I'm warning you, just so you don't do a spit-take all over your monitor: Barnes lists the use of torture on suspected terrorists among the Bush administration's 10 great achievements:
"Crucial intelligence was obtained from captured al Qaeda leaders, including 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, with the help of waterboarding. Whether this tactic--it creates a drowning sensation--is torture is a matter of debate."First off, Fred, the current Vanity Fair quotes a C.I.A. officer's assessment of Mohammed's interrogation: “K.S.M. produced no actionable intelligence. He was trying to tell us how stupid we were.”
And that second assertion? Okay, fine, Fred - there is some debate. There is also some debate whether or not you possess testicles.