An FBI interrogator told Time some of the deep, dark secrets of his trade. Will the liberal media threaten our national security by revealing the secrets of our interrogations to terrorists at large? How did we soften up Abu Jandal, the former chief bodyguard of Osama bin-Laden himself?
Yes and with cookies. See, because he's diabetic! So it was cruel to force-feed him cookies, right? It got him to talk!
No, not really.
"The most successful interrogation of an al-Qaeda operative by U.S. officials required no sleep deprivation, no slapping or ‘walling' and no waterboarding. All it took to soften up Abu Jandal, who had been closer to Osama bin Laden than any other terrorist ever captured, was a handful of sugar-free cookies."
It's really weird that we even need to have a debate about whether or not torture "works" (while simultaneously denying that we tortured still, right?), as if that was the relevant question, but, you know, Obama wants Guantanamo prisoners to hug your teenagers or something, so whatever. America!
How to Make Terrorists Talk [TIME]