In defense of using aggressive interrogation techniques, Deputy Chief in the Office of Legal Counsel, John Yoo wrote: “The Landau Commission, an Israeli investigation into allegations of torture against its security services…found that effectively preventing some terrorist bombings would have been ‘impossible’ without the use of coercive interrogation methods. In a [February 18] 1997 report to the United Nations, Israel said that because of these methods, ‘some 90 planned terrorist attacks have been foiled. Among these planned attacks are some 10 suicide bombings, 7 car-bombings, 15 kidnappings of soldiers and civilians, and some 60 attacks of different types.’ ”

 – John Yoo, War By Other Means, Page 189