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CIA IG says no proof torture worked

Original post made by VoxPop, Old Palo Alto, on Apr 25, 2009

This article provides a revealing look at the questionable outcomes from the torture regime. The CIA's Inspector General says there was no evidence that it worked, and that worthwhile information was obtained by non-violent means.
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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Apr 26, 2009 at 7:18 am

Walter_E_Wallis is a registered user.

With far less proof of "warming", we are trashing our economy and denying our children a future of comfort.
Intelligence is not just looking up numbers in a phone book, it is collecting a great many datums and looking for patterns. A few years ago a book, "At Dawn We Slept" dealt with the vast number of clues to Pearl Harbor that were ignored. I believe the IG's comments are self serving and deceptive of the nature of intelligence. If the dog hadn't stopped to scratch, he would have caught the rabbit.


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Posted by Paul
a resident of Downtown North
on Apr 27, 2009 at 5:53 pm

"I believe the IG's comments are self serving and deceptive of the nature of intelligence."

Care to elab on your intel background, Walter? I thought you claimed infantry.


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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Apr 28, 2009 at 12:27 pm

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Paul, since Mac Arthur's misuse of intelligence almost got me killed a few times, I have maintained an independent knowledge of the art. As a prisoner taking infantryman I had been trained both in the uses of captives and in the more successful ways to obfuscate when interrogated if taken. My early engineering work with data collection and assessment taught me the limitations of process.


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