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Maddox’s story—as recounted in his book The Hunt for Saddam—is gripping. But he is no Jack Bauer. Indeed, Maddox says that when he teaches interrogation to older students, they often compare his approach to the TV police detective Columbo. Columbo, played by Peter 3 0 t o r t u r e a n d t he implic at ions of m a sculi ni t y Falk, was an unlikely hero in a popular 1970s crime series that ran on ABC. He combined a practiced absentmindedness with what seemed like a careless approach to gathering clues.

Kiefer Sutherland (the actor), discussion with the author. org/our-work/law-and-security/torture-on-tv/. Ibid. 19. Intelligence Science Board, Educing Information, ix. 20. The former “emir” of al-Qaeda in Iraq, Al Zarqawi was responsible for a series of bombings, beheadings, and other attacks during the Iraq War intended to destabilize the country. He was tracked down by a group of interrogators who used humane techniques. The hunt for Zarqawi was chronicled in Matthew Alexander’s book, How to Break a Terrorist (New York: Free Press, 2008).

24 has also struggled to move beyond the over-simplified depictions of torture that characterized the program’s first six seasons. The seventh season, which began in January of 2009, starts with Bauer under investigation for his use of torture. In the run-up to the program’s initial air date, Evan Katz—a writer on the program—told the Chicago Tribune that the writers were “a little sick of ” writing so many torture scenes, and he said that the seventh season would not contain much more of the same.

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