US Intelligence Gathering Has Not Suffered for Lack of Waterboarding

Michael Sulick, Ph.D., director of the CIA’s National Clandestine Service told a Fordham audience that US intelligence gathering has not been harmed by the Obama administration policy abandoning the torture method waterboarding as a tool of interrogation.

“Sulick followed his lecture with a lengthy question-and-answer session, although he prefaced it by saying he would not comment on any issue that might influence policy. Questions were submitted by Fordham students in advance and read aloud by USG members. When asked if the Obama administration’s ban on waterboarding has had serious consequences on the war against terror, Sulick answered in general terms.

‘I don’t think we’ve suffered at all from an intelligence standpoint,” he said, “but I don’t want to talk about [it from] a legal, moral or ethical standpoint.'”

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