Former interrogator: Military resisted changing torture policies

By David Edwards
Tuesday, December 9, 2008 9:59 EDT
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A former military interrogator told Jon Stewart that he had to sue the Department of Defense to get his book published. “There is resistance within the military to my ideas that we don’t need to torture and to negotiate is a better way,” he said.

Mark Alexander’s book, “How to Break a Terrorist,” explains that torture is not an effective way to get information from terror suspects.

This video is from Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, broadcast Dec. 8, 2008.

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David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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