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British Judges Agree to Withhold Details on Treatment of Detainee

"Two British High Court judges ruled against releasing documents describing the treatment of a British detainee at the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, but made clear their reluctance, saying that the United States had threatened to withhold intelligence cooperation with Britain if the information were made public."

Now why is that? They fed them too much ice cream?
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Here ya go, you bleeding heart Bush haters.

Panetta: I'd shun controversial interrogation techniques - CNN.com
He said he would look to the White House for more leeway if he ever felt executive orders signed by Obama limiting interrogation techniques didn't allow enough leeway in the face of an imminent threat.

"If I had a ticking bomb situation and obviously whatever was being used I felt was not sufficient, I would not hesitate to go to the president of the United States and request whatever additional authority I would need," Panetta told the senators.
Before the same Senate panel last month, Dennis C. Blair, who is now the director of national intelligence, declined to say that waterboarding is torture, telling senators that it would be awkward for him to lead intelligence operatives he had accused of carrying out an illegal act.
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Here ya go, you bleeding heart Bush haters.
Ah the ticking time bomb. That always brings out the oddest of answers.

Would you remain principled or not in the face of a potential threat when extraordinary measures may or may not yield any better answer/solution?

From another thread:

"It should be noted that there was, and is, no evidence that these techniques actually work. Experienced military and FBI interrogators believe that torture leads, more often than not, to fabricated confessions. Patient, persistent questioning using subtle psychological carrots and sticks is the surest way to get actionable information."


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