…and most Neocon contributions to foreign policy and counterterrorism, for that matter.
There's a very enlightening if all too brief interview with a long-time FBI counter-terrorism agent in The New York Times. It's a reminder of how common sense and tried and true law enforcement techniques really went out the window under Bush Jr. and the Neocon body snatchers that seized control of most of the Beltway after 9/11.
In particular, it discusses how one of the most embarrassing episodes in American diplomatic history was simply due to bogus intelligence provided by a torture victim recipient of Enhanced Interrogation. We got suckered by the oldest and most obvious trick in the book, saying whatever it takes to make the pain stop.