ABC Confirms "Torture" Tactics Work

ABC News Chief, Brian Ross has independently confirmed from multiple CIA sources, including some who oppose using harsh coercive interrogation, that a dozen terror-attack plots were uncovered by using techniques such as waterboarding and sleep deprivation.

One of the high ranking Al Qaeda operatives who provided intelligence to the CIA after this treatment was Khaled Sheik Muhammed, the mastermind of the 9/11 attacks on the United States. The intelligence gathered from Muhammed prevented a plot against the Library Tower in Los Angeles. Another Al Qaeda big shot named Ramzi Binalsheibh gave up and began sobbing after only 30 seconds of waterboarding. -- I guess they’re not so tough -The Interview is a Must See-

Of Course, this does fly in the face of those who falsely argue that ‘torture’ or harsh treatment never yields any vital intelligence from captured terrorists. As AllahPundit put it: Anti-”torture” absolutists adamantly deny that harsh tactics produce reliable information. It’s their way of avoiding the moral dilemma presented by a ticking time-bomb scenario. But they’ll have to face it now, because in four short minutes Brian Ross utterly explodes that particular article of quasi-religious faith as fantasy. Not only did they break Khaled Sheikh Mohammed; not only was the information he gave them valuable; not only did it save lives; but Ross’s sources include people within the CIA who are opposed to the practices.

Now that’s not to say that these types of techniques always work because sometimes they don’t. But the fact remains, according to ABC’s investigative team, American lives have been saved by using what some claim is torture and what I claim is perfectly acceptable and reasonable. When it comes down to it, it’s a matter of principle. When lives are at stake in a complex and brutal war on terror we have to be willing to get information by almost any means necessary in order to ensure our safety.