It’s still unclear if “enhanced interrogation techniques” played a role in determining where Osama bin Laden was hiding. But that hasn’t stopped people from rushing to judgment. Less than a day after bin Laden was killed, some former Bush administration officials and conservative pundits claimed that the death vindicated the use of waterboarding. But Democratic lawmakers and other officials contend that the intelligence information wasn’t obtained by torturing terrorism detainees. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., a colonel in the U.S. Air Force Reserves, put the debate in proper perspective. “This whole concept of how we caught bin Laden is a lot of work over time by different people and putting the puzzle together,” he said. “I do not believe this is a time to celebrate waterboarding; I believe this is a time to celebrate hard work.”
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