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

3401-3425 of 6271 signatures
Number Date Name Location
2871 7.7 years ago Theresa Williams Erie, CO
2870 7.7 years ago Don Bay Ostersund, ot
2869 7.7 years ago Peter Osborn Westfield, NJ
2868 7.7 years ago Marc Maloney Sacramento, CA
2867 7.7 years ago John Gazurian Baltimore, MD
2866 7.7 years ago Shannon Ngai Salt Lake Cit, UT
2865 7.7 years ago M.B. Hardy Raleigh, NC
2864 7.7 years ago Robert Clarksen Green Bay, WI
2863 7.7 years ago Betty McElhill Tucson, AZ
2862 7.7 years ago David Econopouly carrboro, NC
2861 7.7 years ago Rehan Abeyratne NY
2860 7.7 years ago Jennifer McNeel Tularosa, NM
2859 7.7 years ago Donna Charter Arlington, TX
2858 7.7 years ago Eileen O'Brien Malden, MA
2857 7.7 years ago Eldon Rollins Coquille, OR
2856 7.7 years ago Velvia Garner Denver, CO
2855 7.7 years ago John Hunter Penn Yan, NY
2854 7.7 years ago JOHN LA VEGLIA elmhurst, NY
2853 7.7 years ago Elizabeth Guise Los Angeles, CA
2852 7.7 years ago d g Lawrence, KS
2851 7.7 years ago Yael Danieli New York, NY
2850 7.7 years ago James Casteel Ottawa, ON
2849 7.7 years ago Suzanne Kuffler Woods Hole, MA
2848 7.7 years ago margaret weigle simpsonville, SC
2847 7.7 years ago Matthew Baucco Bloomington, IN
Next ->