proof cookies are the answer

30May09

I don’t mean to get political, but I just think it’s fantastic that cookies were actually effective in getting a terrorist to talk! The story reminded me of my chocolate chip cookie post. Maybe I should donate my baking services to the CIA.

“The most successful interrogation of an Al-Qaeda operative by U.S. officials required no sleep deprivation, no slapping or “walling” and no waterboarding. All it took to soften up Abu Jandal, who had been closer to Osama bin Laden than any other terrorist ever captured, was a handful of sugar-free cookies.” — “After Waterboarding: How to Make Terrorists Talk” by Bobby Ghosh in the June 8, 2009 issue of TIME magazine.

Read the full article here.

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