On human rights, the United States must be a beacon. America is strongest when our policies and actions match our values.More
Home / Profile

Stand with U.S. Interrogators: Torture Hindered the Hunt for Bin Laden

Would we have caught osama bin laden sooner without torture

U.S. interrogators agree that torture actually hindered, rather than helped, U.S. efforts to find Bin Laden. They know from experience that it is very difficult to elicit information from a detainee who has been abused.

In fact, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (KSM), the mastermind of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and his successor, Abu Faraj al-Libi, did not provide information while they were being tortured. It was months later that they gave the nickname of a well-trusted aide.

Senator John McCain has said that he knows of "no information [that] was obtained, that would have been useful, by 'advanced interrogation.'"

In the War on Terror, torture has not been an effective way to gather intelligence. In fact, the most wanted men to date have been captured thanks to intelligence developed by interrogators who do not use torture.

Stand with U.S. interrogators and debunk the myth that torture led the U.S. to Bin Laden.


I STAND WITH U.S. INTERROGATORS:

Expert Interrogators: Torture Did Not Lead the U.S. to Bin Laden, It Almost Certainly Prolonged the Hunt

1751-1775 of 6271 signatures
Number Date Name Location
4521 6.7 years ago Susan Crosswait Madisonville, KY
4520 6.7 years ago James Orr Fresno, CA
4519 6.7 years ago Linda Legendre Tivoli, NY
4518 6.7 years ago Bryn Kahn
4517 6.7 years ago Kelley Anderson Sarasota, FL
4516 6.7 years ago Zsuzsa Odry Oakland, CA
4515 6.7 years ago Eric Oleson Brooklyn, NY
4514 6.7 years ago Elsa Marty Roseville, MN
4513 6.7 years ago Mary Dibinga Roslindale, MA
4512 6.7 years ago Judy Attwood Brisbane, ot
4511 6.7 years ago chris brazis sf, CA
4510 6.7 years ago Rosemarie Sawdon Blacksburg, VA
4509 6.7 years ago MICHAEL O'BRIEN CARNEGIE, PA
4508 6.7 years ago Nancy Lee Farrell Tacoma, WA
4507 6.7 years ago Cristina Gallo Brooklyn, NY
4506 6.7 years ago Joanne Tenney Escondido, CA
4505 6.7 years ago Timothy Richards Seattle, WA
4504 6.7 years ago Carla Compton Placerville, CA
4503 6.7 years ago Robert Boyce Lincoln, NE
4502 6.7 years ago Melvin Bautista Phoenix, AZ
4501 6.7 years ago Bob Schulof Brooklyn , NY
4500 6.7 years ago Robert Griffin North Hollywood, CA
4499 6.7 years ago Cynthia Lee Honolulu, HI
4498 6.7 years ago Patti Donaldson Richville, MN
4497 6.7 years ago Amanda Iles Scarsdale, NY
Next ->