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The fake vaccination scheme absent from the bin Laden hunt debates

The fraught debate around "Zero Dark Thirty" has largely focused on whether the film justifies torture in suggesting that the CIA gleaned information relevant to the hunt for Osama bin Laden through torturing detainees. The fact that torture did not provide significant leads in the hunt is one important thing. The fact that the CIA profligately tortured under the assumption that it might is quite another.

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