7,720. 5/4/2011

In an article about enhanced interrogation techniques (EITs), which may have provided the information needed to track down Osama bin Laden through one of his couriers, “Former George W. Bush officials say the use of EITs is misunderstood. ‘The main thing that people misunderstand about the program is, it was intended to encourage compliance,’ says John McLaughlin, deputy director of the CIA during the period in which waterboarding was used. ‘It wasn’t set out to torture people. It was never conceived of as a torture program.’ ”

 – Massimo Calabresi, “Ex-CIA Counterterror Chief: EIT’s Led to Osama,” Time, May 4, 2011

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