Incompetent Torture

Apparently, evoking the Gestapo is not an effective interrogation method:

As the Bush administration completes secret new rules governing interrogations, a group of experts advising the intelligence agencies are arguing that the harsh techniques used since the 2001 terrorist attacks are outmoded, amateurish and unreliable.

Illegal, immoral, ineffective. Why do it? Revenge? Sadism?

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    It scratches the "24" itch (none / 0) (#1)
    by andgarden on Wed May 30, 2007 at 08:47:59 AM EST
    The VP and his team want to feel cool, like Jack Bauer.

    Why should these rules be a secret? (none / 0) (#2)
    by kindness on Wed May 30, 2007 at 09:24:25 AM EST
    Shouldn't interrogation techniques be in a manual somewhere?  What do they have to hide unless they're embarrassed at their own plans?

    i'll take (none / 0) (#3)
    by cpinva on Wed May 30, 2007 at 09:38:40 AM EST
    "sadism" for $100 alex! ok, it doesn't matter whether they get anything useful, that isn't the point. the point is to show they can, with impunity.

    and (none / 0) (#6)
    by Jen M on Wed May 30, 2007 at 05:09:25 PM EST

    Seems Like (none / 0) (#4)
    by squeaky on Wed May 30, 2007 at 11:19:10 AM EST
    A lot of this Administration's style and techniques come from 1930s Germany, and not from the resistance.

    It's all about scared, insecure people (none / 0) (#5)
    by Edger on Wed May 30, 2007 at 11:55:57 AM EST
    wnating to feel powerful. And because they like to do it.