Chris Wallace (isn’t making any sense)
Except, as I’m sure all of you know, it is purely coincidental that the United States hasn’t been attacked since 9/11. In the absence of any other evidence, there is literally nothing to prove that torture “protected” the United States. Indeed, I’m sure that if you polled enough people, you would find that those who believe in the efficacy of torture inclined to think that torture saved us from the terrorist hordes, whereas those who don’t are inclined to disagree.
This isn’t a particularly profound point, but it bothers the hell out of me when prominent figures – media or otherwise – make these kind of unsupported, purely correlative arguments. Not that I’m surprised by Chris Wallace’s flagrant intellectual dishonesty, or anything.