This is a story that is being told by Mark Theissen aide and speech writer for George Bush, so how he actually knows is an open question, but as the Bush Administration was about as smart as a box of hammers I have to go with it
So, did you ever ask yourself, hey how come they had to water board KSM like 180 times if it was so effective?
We all know torture doesn’t work, and it’s immoral and so on, but dang if you’re going to go all sadomasochistic at least pick up a book on how to do it right.
Get ready for it.
KSM FIGURED OUT THEY WERE LIMITED TO 40 SECONDS PER TORTURE SESSION!
That’s right they tortured him by a book, he figured out, and they expected him to break, from that he was going to spill his guts, and that’s what we’ve pissed our national honor away for? Not just torture but inept torture?
"KSM figured out waterboarding. He figured out the limits," Marc Theissen, a speechwriter for President George W. Bush, said during a panel discussion at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington. KSM "actually mocked his interrogators by holding out his arm and counting off the seconds with his hand. He knew exactly how far we could go and when the terrorists know how far you can go it’s very very hard to break them."
"The key to the success of breaking these people is that they can’t know what they’re facing. And if they do know, they can resist it," Theissen said.Politico Link