16 June 2009

Shocker: Detainee lied under torture to avoid more torture

The LA Times is reporting that documents they obtained show that the man behind 9/11, Khalid Shaikh Mohammed told US Military officials that he lied to his interrogators in an effort to avoid further torture and abuse. The revelation brings a new intensity to the debate over torture and the reliability of information gained from using some of these techniques.
"I make up stories," Mohammed said, describing in broken English an interrogation probably administered by the CIA concerning the whereabouts of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. "Where is he? I don't know. Then, he torture me," Mohammed said of his interrogator. "Then I said, 'Yes, he is in this area.' "

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