Torture for verifiable information works. Torture for confession does not. But people weren't waterboarded for confession (we knew damn well those three were responsible for killing many), they were waterboarded for verfiable information and it worked. It was the three 'highest' people we had and it was presumably a "ticking-timebomb" scenario.
Last edited by ecofarm; 07-29-12 at 08:15 AM.
One thing you need to consider when it comes to "enhanced interrogation techniques" is we are not interrogating little billy that stole a pack of gum. Some of these guys we have been tracking for years and have file cabinets full of information about them. We know who they are, what they have done, and what levels of access they had. What we don't know are specific details.
Its not like being blindfolded and trying to hit a bullseye with darts. We have accesses to databases and real time information collection to cross reference any information we see and verify its accuracy.