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Colbert Suggests Waterboarding Dick Cheney to Get to the Truth (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Oct 20th 2011 3:15AM
'The Colbert Report'Argued as the one man who might have been able to prevent the 9/11 attacks had the CIA been willing to share information, Ali Soufan resigned from the FBI in 2005 over this issue. Now he's written his memoir, 'The Black Banners: The Inside Story of 9/11 and the War Against al-Qaeda.' He talked on 'The Colbert Report' (Weeknights, 11:30PM ET on Comedy Central) about his successes as an interrogator, and which techniques do and don't work.

Accordin to Soufan, who gathered a lot of information through his methods, waterboarding and other enhanced interrogation techniques simply don't work as effectively as outsmarting terrorists with intelligence manipulation.

When Colbert recalled that former Vice President Cheney said that we got our intelligence about al-Qaeda's involvement in 9/11 through enhanced interrogation, he asked if Soufan was saying Cheney lied.

"I am saying that I was there and he wasn't," Soufan said. Which led Colbert to say "I know the only way to get the truth out of him ..."

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