May 26, 2009

national security and torture

This is Matthew Alexander, senior interrogator in Iraq dissecting former Vice President Dick Cheney's speech on National Security:

Anyone who served in Iraq knows that the foreign fighters did not come to Iraq en masse until after the revelations of torture and abuse at Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo Bay. I heard this from captured foreign fighters day in and day out when I was supervising interrogations in Iraq... Torture and abuse became Al Qaida's number one recruiting tool and cost us American lives.

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