I just hope Rudy was spouting some more dishonest BS. When Al Hunt asked RUDY about water boarding, the proven liar and egomaniac claimed:
Now, intensive questioning works. If I didn’t use intensive questioning, there would be a lot of mafia guys running around New York right now and crime would be a lot higher in New York than it is. Intensive question has to be used. Torture should not be used. The line between the two is a difficult one.
Nico Pitney asks:
So which specific techniques did Giuliani use? And can he point to a specific case where “intensive questioning” made the difference?
I bet a few defense attorneys are wondering the same thing. Something to do with the 5th Amendment to our Constitution:
No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.
If some of RUDY’s convictions were obtained using intensive questioning that led to a coerced confession, the attorneys for these mafia guys have a case to overturn their convictions. RUDY has proven he is clueless when it comes to fiscal policy, clueless when it comes to health care issues, and clueless when it comes to foreign policy. Is he also clueless when it comes to the Bill of Rights? Or did this egomaniac lie again just to sound like the tough guy?