Khalid Shaikh Mohammed Says He Gave False Information to End Torture

Well, here's a little story that might impact the debate over the effectiveness of torture—Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, the guy who organized the 9/11 attacks, says that he lied and provided false information to interrogators to escape being tortured.

Reports the LA Times:

Accused Sept. 11 organizer Khalid Shaikh Mohammed told U.S. military officials that he gave false information to the CIA even after undergoing punishing bouts of interrogation, according to documents made public Monday.

Mohammed made the assertion during hearings held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where the militant leader was transferred in 2006 after being held at secret CIA sites since his capture in 2003.

"I make up stories," Mohammed said, describing in broken English an interrogation probably administered by the CIA that concerned the location of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.

"Where is he? I don't know. Then he torture me," Mohammed said. "Then I said, 'Yes, he is in this area.' "

We anxiously await Dick Cheney's comments on this as soon as he finishes sipping that glass of puppy's blood.

Detainee Says He Lied to CIA in Harsh Interrogations [LA Times]