CIA Interrogator: Torture Did Not Lead To Bin Laden Killing

Posted by | May 4, 2011 18:22 | Filed under: Top Stories

Glenn Carle, who was the CIA’s Directorate of Operations for 23 years, told Think Progress that information from enhanced interrogations is almost always thrown out because it’s unreliable:

Ultimately you get to an ends means debate. … The ends does not justify the means and you don’t build a policy, in this instance with regard to acceptable legal procedures, based upon the hypothetical, theoretical case which is five or ten standard deviations from the norm which happens one time in 5 million. What you do is you base your policies on an ever-changing calculus of probability likelihood and what is considered liked and works. And the answer to all of those questions should quite clearly exclude EITs. Is it possible that a specific piece of information from time to time would come from EITs? The answer is yes. To be fair the answer is yes. Does it justify using them? A categorical flat no.

When asked if  any of the information leading to the end of bin Laden could have been obtained without torture, Carle said, “Yes,” adding, “EITs are wrong, illegal, and they don’t work.”

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