Ever wonder why your government might secretly condone torture?
The application of extreme interrogation techniques (torture) is more likely to result in false confessions than in actual confessions because the number of innocent victims is far larger than the number of guilty conspirators. (And also because those who have something real to confess are more likely to resist...)
So, if you want to get people to lie about threats that don't exist, torture and threats of violence are the shortest possible path.
Now you know. The purpose of torture is to extract false confessions that can in turn be used to justify policy. Like going to war over non-existent threats. Neat!
According to reliable sources, 2+2 = 5.
By Psydeshow on December 10, 2005 at 2:37pm