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    al23, mumtaznepal

    Yes, some information is revealed by befriending a terrorist who had previously been tortured and the movie does suggest that his prior torture plays some role in him releasing the information but I truly believe the film ultimately asks whether or not torture is worth it at all because the information comes from other sources as well.  

    As Michael Moore said: "I'm sorry, but anyone who claims that Zero Dark Thirty endorses torture either hasn't seen the move or wasn't paying attention."  https://twitter.com/...

    Or Andrew Sullivan who also has defended the film against these accusations and says: "The critical clue comes from traditional intelligence - a data point friendly countries gave to the CIA in the wake of 9/11 and then took a few years to percolate up to the analyst who saw its salience."

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