CIA Confirms Torture Works

CIA confirmed this week that they were able to prevent a 2nd 9-11 sized attack against Los Angeles with information given up during torturing.

The Central Intelligence Agency told today that it stands by the assertion made in a May 30, 2005 Justice Department memo that the use of “enhanced techniques” of interrogation on al Qaeda leader Khalid Sheik Mohammed (KSM) -- including the use of waterboarding -- caused KSM to reveal information that allowed the U.S. government to thwart a planned attack on Los Angeles.

What the CIA had was the hypothetical situation where they knew an attack was coming and they had one of the people in custody who had the information about who was pulling it off, how and when.

A college professor when discussing torture often uses a similar situation in that your child was kidnapped and police found the guy who did it.  He admits he buried them alive in a box and they have maybe a couple hours worth of air before they die.  You are in the room alone with the suspect, where do you draw the line to get information that will save your child's life?

For the past couple years Democrats have dismissed this saying it's a hypothetical situation and we'd never see it in real life, well now we have and we know torture saved lives.

I find it interesting that Democrats here in NH are arguing in favor of forcing people against their own will to wear seatbelts as it will keep them safe and save lives yet they argue agaist torture in which likewise it could be used to save lives.  And before someone turns this around, allow me to explain the difference of how I could oppose seatbelts yet support torture...

A seatbelt is an individual choice.  If you choose not to wear it, you place only yourself in danger. A terrorist places others in danger.