Assumptions that certain detainees were guilty or must know more than they previously admitted led to a dynamic in which CIA headquarters equated detainee silence with evidence of deception. This led to wanton levels of torture that pressed detainees ignorant of certain operations to concoct stories. We know, from vast experience, that the non-coercive rapport-building interrogation techniques used by U.S. law enforcement and the U.S. military work most of the time and with a vast array of detainees, including jihadists. Non-coercive interrogation methods do not produce the negative consequences just described. Therefore, even if the CIA's enhanced interrogation program led to some successes, given its uncontested moral horror and negative repercussions, liberals and conservatives should be able to agree never again to countenance such a program.