Torture

Memo: Harsh Methods Worked

This ought to warm Dick Cheney’s heart: According to The New York Times, “President Obama’s national intelligence director told colleagues in a private memo last week that the harsh interrogation techniques banned by the White House did produce significant information that helped the nation in its struggle with terrorists.” “High value information came from interrogations in which those methods were used and provided a deeper understanding of the al Qa’ida organization that was attacking this country,” Adm. Dennis C. Blair, the intelligence director, wrote in a memo to his office last Thursday. The memo was publicly released, but those words were cut.