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Torture didn't lead to bin Laden

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., countered the assertions that waterboarding helped the U.S. find Osama bin Laden, writing in a Washington Post commentary that such "enhanced interrogation techniques" actually led Khalid Sheik Mohammed to claim bin Laden's courier was married and elsewhere. "I know from personal experience that the abuse of prisoners sometimes produces good intelligence but often produces bad intelligence because under torture a person will say anything he thinks his captors want to hear — true or false — if he believes it will relieve his suffering," McCain wrote. "Often, information provided to stop the torture is deliberately misleading. Mistreatment of enemy prisoners endangers our own troops, who might someday be held captive."