Saturday, September 23, 2006

Bad intelligence

Let's just say that in my experience, pain can be used to glean information, good information, in the short term* - quick application of pain upon initial engagement in a one-time circumstance - on the battlefield to gain a tactical advantage. Long term interrogation using painful, humiliating methods becomes counterproductive quickly.

... Subjecting someone to pain and humiliation doesn't compel them to tell the truth; it compels them to say whatever will make the pain stop...

*Told ya I'm going to Hell.
Great thanks to Cabana Boy for the link.

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