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Torture made U.S. allies hoard information

One likely impact of the Bush adminstration interrogation policy that hasn't been widely discussed is that many U.S. partners are probably less likely to cooperate if they think their intelligence will be used for ill. And indeed, that seems to be the case. The Washington Post, in a must-read story today:

One of those present said that when asked, the CIA officers acknowledged that some foreign intelligence agencies had refused, for example, to share information about the location of terrorism suspects for fear of becoming implicated in any eventual torture of those suspects.

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