posted on May, 21 2004 @ 01:35 PM
From the ATS threads I've read it seems that, though it was brutal, the torture we employed against Iraqi detainees was actually effective in that it
provided us with useable information. If that's the case, the utilization of torture may have led to an understanding of which prisoners were worth
keeping and which weren't. We would have then released the prisoners who did not have any reasonable information we could extract.
On top of that it also seems that even the tortured aren't exactly lining up to give interviews describing their treatment. The US may have been
aware that in a muslim society, sexual torture causes the prisoner to become 'unclean' and would cause the prisoner to both talk to his
interregators and to not speak of his treatment to outsiders.
Please don't take this to mean that I'm all for torture or anything, but those who believe that torture was conducted solely for the sake of
humiliation, doesn't understand why interregators torture their subjects. No, the ends don't justify the means, but our government has demonstrated
to us that they might believe differently.