Tuesday, May 26, 2009

"Torture does not save lives.Torture costs us lives," says the Senior Military Interrogator of the Elite Task that tracked down Al-Zarqawi

Former Interrogator Rebukes Cheney for Torture Speech - HERE
Dick Cheney says that torturing detainees has saved American lives but those on the field say that Cheney's torture policy was directly responsible for the deaths of hundreds if not thousands of American and allies servicemen and women.

Matthew Alexander was the senior military interrogator for the task force that tracked down Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the leader of Al Qaeda in Iraq and, at the time, a higher priority target than Osama bin Laden. Mr. Alexander has personally conducted hundreds of interrogations and supervised over a thousand of them.

"Torture does not save lives. Torture costs us lives," Mr. Alexander said in an exclusive interview at Brave New Studios (HERE). "And the reason why is that our enemies use it, number one, as a recruiting tool...These same foreign fighters who came to Iraq to fight because of torture and abuse....literally cost us hundreds if not thousands of American lives."