In the report it merely notes in more than one place that the quantity of reporting went up but that they hadn't had the time to check and see if the quality went up as well.
Notably, the WaPo article includes this quote from KSM to the Red Cross,
"During the harshest period of my interrogation I gave a lot of false information in order to satisfy what I believed the interrogators wished to hear in order to make the ill-treatment stop. ... I'm sure that the false information I was forced to invent in order to make the ill-treatment stop wasted a lot of their time."
I may be wrong.
It was the threat of further water boarding that got him to cooperate and once he began cooperating and telling the truth things went very smoothly. No more waterboarding was necessary. He is now in good shape and the waterboarding had no long terms effects on his physical or, as far as we know. mental health.,
"terrorist tutorials" were the on-the-record remarks of agents who were there whom wapo will keep anonymous
that ksm scolded listeners for inattentiveness, that he asked for chalkboards, likewise comes from those agents
"transformation" and "reversal" are the words of wapo's reporter, based on his reading of the ig report
it is the reporter as well who described ksm pre eit as "an avowed and truculent enemy of the us"
"preeminent source" are the ig's words
that ksm was thoroughly uncooperative prior to "waterboarding" is also according to ig
"the evidence is clear---ksm cooperated, and to an extraordinary extent only when his spirit was broken in the month after his capture:" wapo's reading of the report
that ksm gave up a network of 70 names comes per ig
"waterboarding and sleep deprivation were the 2 most powerful techniques and elicited a lot of information:" ig
"Certain of the techniques seemed to have little effect, whereas waterboarding and sleep deprivation were the two most powerful techniques and elicited a lot of information," he said in an interview. "But we didn't have the time or resources to do a careful, systematic analysis of the use of particular techniques with particular individuals and independently confirm the quality of the information that came out."
But, if you see the distinction between a detainee spouting what they think the interrogators want to hear and actual useful information as mere quibbling, I guess that's your business. It certainly explains some things.
Last edited by Simon W. Moon; 05-08-11 at 10:36 AM.
I may be wrong.
You responded to me noticing that what you said wasn't in the IG report with a cryptic comment about inside info. You're response is somewhat confusing unless you're the one with the inside info. The expected response was that you would show us where you got your info.
Are you saying that you're one of those with inside information?
Fwiw, in the report, it mentions that they didn't check and verify everything he was saying to see if it was true. Since they didn't verify that, I am not sure how they could've known when he started cooperating and telling the truth.
It also points out instances where they were unable to determine whether a detainee was still holding out or not. This uncertainty is listed in more than one place.
Given these, and a couple of other related comments similar to them, that are in the report, I am curious as to how you came by the info that, "the threat of further water boarding that got him to cooperate and once he began cooperating and telling the truth things went very smoothly." Share if you like.
I may be wrong.
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