Torture (Still) Didn’t Work

Fox news (along with numerous former Bush administration officials) have been aggressively pushing the line that Enhanced Interrogation Techniques, also known as torture, gave up the information that led to Bin Laden’s death. This is becoming a standard talking point so let’s just clear up something important right now:

It’s bullshit.

Bush Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld came out and admitted it. White House deputy national security advisor John Brennan admits it. Even the AP, which initially pushed the pro-torture line has come around to the truth. Joan McCarter over at Daily Kos does a great job explaining exactly why torture couldn’t have been responsible for the information.

Remember that the next time you hear $arah Palin trying to give all the credit to Bush. Another day, another GOP fountain of mendacity.

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