While enhanced interrogation techniques may have provided the information needed to track down Osama bin Laden through one of his couriers, “Glenn L. Carle, a retired C.I.A. officer who oversaw the interrogation of a high-level detainee in 2002, said in a phone interview Tuesday [May 3, 2011], that coercive techniques ‘didn’t provide useful, meaningful, trustworthy information.’ He said that while some of his colleagues defended the measures, ‘everyone was deeply concerned and most felt it was un-American and did not work.’ ”

 – Scott Shane and Charlie Savage, “Bin Laden Raid Revives Debate on Value of Torture,” The New York Times, May 3, 2011