Letters: Oct. 14, 2002

Reeling In the Terrorists

It's intriguing to learn where and how al-Qaeda is regrouping, because anyone with common sense knows it is not defeated. SEAN BECKER Erie, Pa.

Your report "One Man's Story," on revelations by al-Qaeda terrorist Omar al-Faruq [AL-QAEDA, Sept. 23], noted that he was subjected to three months of "psychological interrogation tactics." That phrase is nothing but a euphemism for plain old torture. I fully appreciate that these terrorists are extremely tough characters and that an element of torture may be necessary to get them to spill the beans. But the U.S.'s democratic system may be harmed by...

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