Lindsay Graham: The Vice President is suggesting that there was good information obtained, and I’d like the committee to get that information. Let’s have both sides of the story here. I mean, one of the reasons these techniques have survived for about 500 years is apparently they work.
Former FBI interrogator Ali Soufan responded, “Because, sir, there’s a lot of people who don’t know how to interrogate, and it’s easier to hit somebody than outsmart them.”
Hey Senator Graham: Here are some other things that have survived for hundreds of years, of dubious efficacy:
• Tossing a pinch of salt over your shoulder after accidentally spilling it.
• Astrology, palm reading, rune stones, reading tea leaves, tarot cards, etc.
• Knocking wood to ward off bad luck.
• Wishing on a shooting star.