“[A]sked about whether waterboarding played a role in finding Bin Laden, John Brennan–counter-terrorism adviser to [President] Obama and, it’s worth remembering, a key figure in the CIA under Bush–replied: ‘Not to my knowledge. The information that was collected over the course of nine years or so came from many different sources: human sources, technical sources, as well as sources that detainees provided. It was something as a result of the painstaking work that the analysts did. They pieced it all together that lead us to the compound last year and resulted in the very successful operation [on] Sunday [May 1, 2011].’ ”

 – Clare Algar, “Torture Did Not Lead us to Osama bin Laden,” The Guardian, May 5, 2011