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February 4, 2013

William Saletan: The case for torture

Did “enhanced interrogation techniques” help us find Osama bin Laden and destroy al-Qaida? Were they torture? Were they wrong? Last week three former CIA officials grappled with those questions in a forum at the American Enterprise Institute. The discussion was supposed to be about “Zero Dark Thirty.” But it was really a chance to see in person the thinking of the people who ran and justified the detainee interrogation program.

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