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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."

    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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