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

4776-4800 of 6271 signatures
Number Date Name Location
1496 7.6 years ago Jessica McGeary Hoboken, NJ
1495 7.6 years ago Wilma E. Ralls Ralls Rohnert Park, CA
1494 7.6 years ago Alida Coughlin Coughlin Nazareth, KY
1493 7.6 years ago BJ Middendorf Chicago, IL
1492 7.6 years ago Robert Kaufman Bloomingdale, GA
1491 7.6 years ago elizabeth Alexander Los Angeles, CA
1490 7.6 years ago George Stadnik Astoria, NY
1489 7.6 years ago Tirso Moreno Apopka, FL
1488 7.6 years ago Katherine Aronson Rochester, NY
1487 7.6 years ago Robert Bard Easthampton, MA
1486 7.6 years ago david sorkin New York, NY
1485 7.6 years ago Sara McCarthy Berkeley, CA
1484 7.6 years ago Robert Mitchell Lexington, KY
1483 7.6 years ago Rayleen Nunez BOSTON, MA
1482 7.6 years ago Anthony Pantaleoni New York, NY
1481 7.6 years ago Michael Chitty Chitty Austin, TX
1480 7.6 years ago Sharon Loughran Philadelphia, PA
1479 7.6 years ago Laura Benton Durham, NC
1478 7.6 years ago Larry Siglin Coeur d'Alene, ID
1477 7.6 years ago Amy Agigian Agigian Somerville, MA
1476 7.6 years ago eric struble Newton, NJ
1475 7.6 years ago Eleanor Beram Cambridge, MA
1474 7.6 years ago Blair Blackwell NY
1473 7.6 years ago Robert Wilcox Saint Louis, MO
1472 7.6 years ago Laurie Franklin Richfield, MN
Next ->