Watch Elisa Massimino Debate Torture’s Role in the Death of Osama bin Laden

n a panel moderated by John Yoo at the American Enterprise Institute, Human Rights First President and CEO Elisa Massimino debates with Judge and former U.S. Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey and former Acting General Counsel of the CIA John Rizzo, amongst others, on torture. This panel was organized in response to the re-ignition of the torture debate coming out of the operation that killed Osama bin Laden. How important were CIA interrogations in the killing of bin Laden? Are critics right that enhanced interrogations do not produce reliable intelligence? In light of recent events, should the Obama administration continue its current policy of killing rather than capturing and interrogating terrorists? And if not, should the United States bring captured terrorists to Guantanamo again? Participants will discuss these and other questions. Watch the panel:

Panelists: ELISA MASSIMINO, Human Rights First JUDGE MICHAEL B. MUKASEY, Former US Attorney General JOHN RIZZO, Former Acting General Counsel of the CIA MARC A. THIESSEN, AEI BENJAMIN WITTES, Brookings Institution Moderator: JOHN YOO, AEI Read speaker biographies


Published on May 16, 2011


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