I keep reading the argument that torturing suspects has kept the US safe from attacks since 9/11, because of all the remarkable intel they’ve gathered this way. But here’s the thing: The Bush administration was given advance warning of 9/11, and ignored it. How was that intel gathered? Did they use torture? I’m just wondering out loud, because if not, doesn’t that sort of prove that the intelligence apparatus was working pretty well and the only fuck-ups were sitting in the Oval Office?