Sunday, April 1, 2012

Why Bin Laden Was Able to Live in Nice Houses For Ten Years

The answer isn't conspiratorial. It's that the U.S. was too busy torturing people to find evidence and do detective work. Torture is a singularly awful way to get information. It's entire purpose is either wanton revenge or to intimidate political opposition. And yes, more than a few of our detainees were completely innocent people picked because their names sounded like someone else, or they were in the wrong place at the wrong time.

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