United States president Donald Trump talks with the most intelligent people on the topic of torture asking if it works. They said that "it absolutely works." CJ Grisham, a former army counterintelligence officer states, "Everyone who understands interrogation knows that more than 99% of interrogations are very successful even without advanced techniques." He points out that torture does in fact work without even having to use advanced methods.
Obama refuses to allow any serious attempts at investigating torture by American agents after he signed a law outlawing the act of torture. Gul Rahman, Suleiman Abdullah Salim, and Mohamed Ahmen Ben Soud were all captured and tortured in an American "black site" in Afghanistan. Rahman soon died in his cell.
Mark Fallon believes that bringing back torture would help out other terrorist groups. He explains that after 9-1-1 we lost our principles and morals. Fallon thinks that if the United States uses torture, then we are just as bad as the terrorists.
One of al Qaeda's top strategist has been captured and is believed to have planned 9-1-1. His name was Khalid Shaikh Mohammed. Mohammed refused to give any information to the US interrogators but after 3 days in a Pakistani prison and "rough treatment", he started to talk.
In Abu Ghraib prison a US Army detention center some graphic pictures reveal guards abusing detainees. In the height of the scandal, there were around 3,800 detainees in the prison with some living in tents inside the walls. 11 US soldiers were convicted of crimes from this scandal.
After 9-1-1 the CIA to began arresting people suspected of being terrorists. Within the year, Department of Justice lawyers provided the first set of memos that would draw a legal line between so-called "enhanced interrogation" and torture. Up to that point, secret imprisonment was considered a violation of human rights.