Argument: Enhanced interrogations foment anti-Americanism and terrorism

Issue Report: Enhanced interrogation techniques


Senator John McCain said in direct response to George Tenet’s 2007 book “In the Center of the Storm” and his justifications for “enhanced interrogation techniques”: “A man I admire more than anyone else, General Jack Vessey, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff … told me once – he said ‘John, any intelligence information we might gain through the use of torture could never, ever balance the damage that it does to our image in the world.’ I agree with him.”[1]