How Torture Cost Lives

Andrew Sullivan —  Sep 12 2011 @ 1:58pm

One small nugget from Ali Soufan's new book. Even when traditional intelligence gathering and moral interrogation was paying dividends, the order came down that torture and torture alone would be the American way, either by directly torturing or outsourcing it:

The CIA deputy chief of station chastised the FBI agents for reporting their [intelligence] successes, yelling at them: “Don’t you understand that nobody can stop these guys from being sent to … This is bigger than you. This is an order coming from the White House. There is nothing you or the FBI can do. You can’t stop this rendition.”