The Truth About Torture

Media Monitor – The Truth About Torture – July 5, 2006:

There is no evidence that U.S. forces torture anyone. If misconduct occurs during interrogations, which are designed to produce intelligence information to save American lives, it is found and punished. Accuracy in Media has devoted countless commentaries to the fact that it was the Department of Defense, not the media, which uncovered the abuses at Abu Ghraib…

…Claims about torture occurring at Guantanamo prison come from the suspected terrorists, who have been trained to allege that they were mistreated or tortured during their detention. An al-Qaeda manual discovered by police in England (also called the Manchester document) has a section on terrorists being detained or placed in prison. The first requirement is that “the brothers must insist on proving that torture was inflicted on them.” The second is that the terrorist should “Complain [to the court] of mistreatment while in prisons.”

Nile Gardiner and James Carafano concluded, in a Heritage Foundation report on U.N. allegations of torture at Guantanamo, that it is “based largely upon recycled allegations, without legal foundation, from well-coached former detainees.”

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