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.


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

1901-1925 of 6271 signatures
Number Date Name Location
4371 7.7 years ago John Mead Mead Santa Cruz, CA
4370 7.7 years ago Charlotte Bruhn Oxford, OH
4369 7.7 years ago Debra Webb Costa Mesa, CA.
4368 7.7 years ago thomas bartley east lansing, MI
4367 7.7 years ago ABBY TURNER Bronx, NY
4366 7.7 years ago Marc Draper Millcreek, UT
4365 7.7 years ago Stamatios Varias Selinsgrove, PA
4364 7.7 years ago Ronald Brusha Glendale, CA
4363 7.7 years ago Melissa Key Dallas, TX
4362 7.7 years ago Chuck Wieland San Ramon, CA
4361 7.7 years ago Ken Woolard University Place, WA
4360 7.7 years ago David Stieber Chicago, IL
4359 7.7 years ago Dorothy Olson Plover, WI
4358 7.7 years ago Carolyn Ferrell Ann Arbor, MI
4357 7.7 years ago Peter Curia Scottsdale, AZ
4356 7.7 years ago Kari converse Albuquerque, NM
4355 7.7 years ago mary arutyunyan DC
4354 7.7 years ago Ronald Kestler Louisville, KY
4353 7.7 years ago David Noble Hackettstown, NJ
4352 7.7 years ago Nancy king Santa Fe, NM
4351 7.7 years ago Dawn Albanese Elk Grove Village, IL
4350 7.7 years ago Kathy Nicholas Madeira Beach, FL
4349 7.7 years ago james griffin old lyme, CT
4348 7.7 years ago Daniel Vallotton Harrisonburg, VA
4347 7.7 years ago Jim Gleckler Bainbridge Island, WA
Next ->