The WSJ delineates how "tough" interrogation of al-Qaeda prisoners yielded a tremendous volume of information regarding terrorist operations, planned attacks, leadership identities and further led to capture of many al-Qaeda and affiliated terrorist leaders.
Those like Andrew Sullivan, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International and the International Red Cross that attack any interrogation technique other than direct questioning as torture or "tantamount to torture" are simply immoral. The number of lives saved by the CIA "secret" prisons and interrogations of these evil prisoners shows why they are necessary and proper. The President used these tactics to defend the nation, his first and most important duty as commander-in-chief. He deserves praise for that.