4,980. 4/17/2003

“Footnotes to the 9/11 Commission report indicate that by April 17, 2003–a month and a half after he was captured–[9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh] Mohammed had already started providing substantial information on Al Qaeda. Nonetheless, he was kept in isolation for years. …a few officers began to question the reliability of his coerced confessions. Some also feared that the torturous methods used by the Agency [CIA] would undermine eventual efforts to convict him in any legitimate court.”

 – Jane Mayer, The Dark Side, Page 277

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