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Interrogator: Torture Endangers America

Former FBI interrogator Jack Cloonan spills the beans to Foreign Policy Magazine about the techniques he used on top al-Qaida operatives. Cloonan explains that the ticking-time-bomb scenario often used to rationalize torture is a myth and that waterboarding only motivates the enemy to get revenge — even if it takes a generation.


Here Cloonan does a bit of self-interrogation on the methods he used:

In this clip, Cloonan says the TV show “24” has perpetuated a myth about interrogation, and that harsh techniques enhance the reputation of the victim and motivate terrorists:

For more, visit Foreign Policy’s Web site.

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