November 15th, 2014
01:58 PM ET

Interrogators 'doing a job'?

Fareed speaks with Jon Stewart, who directed the new movie 'Rosewater', about its portrayal of torture. Watch the full interview this Sunday at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET on CNN.

The certainty of the truth, what you portray a lot is these guys who, they think they know the truth, but you're always wondering, when watching the movie, are these interrogators really...They seem, at some level, very insecure. It's a very deft way of portraying it. There's a lot of bravado, but they're very insecure.

Stewart: Well, you also have to portray it within – they're human beings. People that are interrogators or torturers, this is a job. It's not something that we might see in sort of a more sensationalized cinematic version of it of, the Bruce Willis over the guy, tell me where the bombs are. This guy’s got to come in every day. He's got to be there by 8:00. It's a bureaucracy. He has to work within that. The Green Movement, to these interrogators, was, in many ways, just a chance to get some overtime. You know, the prisons are so filled with people, I think that the gentleman who was responsible for Maziar's torment, in some ways, probably wouldn't have had an opportunity to deal with someone, you know, a “VIP prisoner” – more educated, more Western – if it had not been for the overwhelming amount of people that they were trying to filter through this prison at the time.

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  1. Blue Saffron

    Really boys? FYI 20 million Kashmiris are being tortured in Indian Occupied Kashmir by Indian hindoos! Whaddya say to dat?

    November 15, 2014 at 3:49 pm | Reply
  2. Blue Saffron

    Mr. Cristobal Mr. Blythe Mr. Rosenthal Ms. Hannah et al, thank you for your kind words. The news about my demise were immensely exaggerated. I am not a hero. Rather just an ordinary guy expressing his opinion. Some people want to muffle me. That will NEVER happen. I am deeply rooted in my convictions and consider it sacrosant to share it with others. I call blue blue and black black.
    Not shades in between.

    One can’t have a discussion of ISIS without having a discussion of India.
    Savvy? So let’s talk.

    November 15, 2014 at 3:59 pm | Reply
  3. Blue Saffron ☼

    We have militarized the world. We believe our salvation is in manufacturing and marketing weapons of destruction. We have polarized the world. Democracy is our banner and destruction is our motto. In Death We Trust.

    November 15, 2014 at 4:08 pm | Reply
  4. chri§§y

    Lol muffling you is being worked on at this very moment mr BS! Oh happy days!

    November 15, 2014 at 4:32 pm | Reply
  5. 100% Ethio-Britain (American)

    It's about time to apprehended and interrogated. ...

    November 15, 2014 at 6:26 pm | Reply
  6. Blue Saffron ☼

    I stood in front of The Taj Mahal and took in all the good that the Moghals stood for.

    I read about the Temples of Khajurahu and the evil that Kali Maa stands for.

    Two cultures: The Moslem Moghals – so very enlightened. The Hindus – epitomy of terrorism.

    November 15, 2014 at 6:56 pm | Reply
    • Bright Light Shaffron


      November 15, 2014 at 9:20 pm | Reply
  7. rupert

    Blue Saffron. U sir are a do.osh-bag. Plain and simple.

    November 15, 2014 at 9:24 pm | Reply
  8. rupert

    bunch of Hindu raypists from India like Blue Saffron here.

    November 15, 2014 at 9:25 pm | Reply
    • Patriot Act II

      Bunch of wannabe bipolars, rather.

      November 15, 2014 at 9:27 pm | Reply
  9. Patriot Act II

    I nominate Jon Stewart for the 2015 Looks like Gumby award. Any seconds?

    November 15, 2014 at 9:26 pm | Reply
  10. chri§§y

    Amen @ rupert lmao.

    November 15, 2014 at 9:27 pm | Reply
    • Holy Father Pope See Holy White Virgin w/ few Nazi ties

      don't think @Rupert was praying, Mz. Chrusty.

      November 15, 2014 at 9:32 pm | Reply
      • Holy Father Panzer Pope sprinkle water on bombs

        Mz. Chru$$ty, rather.

        November 15, 2014 at 10:15 pm |
      • banasy©

        Damn, you're a weirdo.

        November 16, 2014 at 10:52 am |
  11. Patriot Act II

    It is perfectly legal for the US government to torture US citizens on US soil now. The US Const/tution has been suspended due to overseas activities. Hang on. Our Const/tution will be reinstated by a future president. And these rascals dragging America down will all be tossed into forced labor camps. Over 850 such facilities have been constructed since 9/11.
    And it sucks that CNN does not allow us to spell Consti tution correctly. Nor Raype.

    November 15, 2014 at 9:30 pm | Reply
  12. Victory Act of Congress

    Once the "war on terror" is declared won and over, the already written and signed into law "Victory Act" is scheduled to be imposed on fraudulent US citizens. Clean up your act, you fat lazy bassterds. Or OFF to forced labor camps with your sorry asses.

    November 15, 2014 at 9:35 pm | Reply
  13. Victory Act of Congress

    The Victory Act was penned by the same Mormon that penned the Patriot Act, btw. And is already a law yet to be imposed upon lazy people. Get off your ass and pull some weeds for public service you lazy people living off the backs of hard working American taxpayers for years. At least pass a drug test before we give you monies.

    November 15, 2014 at 9:38 pm | Reply
  14. Greeen Saffron

    @Blue. Return to home base Mars immediately. They are on to you. Your gig is up. You failed. You are3 scheduled for termination on winter solstice. Bring chips and salsa. Thank you.

    November 15, 2014 at 9:50 pm | Reply
  15. Chiffon

    If you think it's Budha but it's not. It's Saffron.

    November 15, 2014 at 10:12 pm | Reply
  16. chri§§y

    Talk to the booty cuz the hands off duty @ daddy dope!

    November 15, 2014 at 10:16 pm | Reply
  17. chri§§y

    Oh prissy daddy DOPE rather!

    November 15, 2014 at 10:19 pm | Reply
  18. Holy Father Panzer Pope sprinkle water on bombs

    Mz. Chru$$ty never heard of the Victory Act of Congress b/c she is a demon worshipping seductress. Lol. Perhaps just ignorant though. Time will tell.

    November 15, 2014 at 10:27 pm | Reply
    • banasy©

      Shut up, Philip.

      November 16, 2014 at 10:41 am | Reply
  19. Holy Father Panzer Pope sprinkle water on bombs

    Prissy passive is hubby of @ 'nasys nationwide.

    November 15, 2014 at 10:28 pm | Reply
    • Holy Father Panzer Pope sprinkle water on bombs

      Mentally lazy men who know more football stats than real stats.

      November 15, 2014 at 10:29 pm | Reply
    • banasy©

      More of a man than you could ever dream of being, Pedomaniac.

      Who took the kid and fled across the country? Not my spouse. Idiot.

      November 16, 2014 at 10:44 am | Reply
  20. Housewife Man

    Could give a ratz azz about the exact number of US children going hungry each day. Didn't you see Peyton Manning throw for a few yards?

    November 15, 2014 at 10:31 pm | Reply
    • banasy©

      I know you can't. You lack empathy. It is about time you admitted that. That's the first step.

      November 16, 2014 at 10:50 am | Reply
      • Housewife man

        Was referring to American men who know more football stats than stats that really matter, you bimbo.

        November 16, 2014 at 6:18 pm |
      • banasy©

        Or ugly men who have contributed to crime statistics because you've commited them, you criminal.

        November 17, 2014 at 10:35 am |
  21. chri§§y

    Speaking of "mentally lazy" @ Philip...i TOLD you to stop talking to me!

    November 15, 2014 at 10:42 pm | Reply
    • Hillbilly Blue Saffron

      Woa. Yer kind of spunky for a fat old lady. Wanna go out for some cornpone and maybe bump uglies later on?

      November 16, 2014 at 7:55 am | Reply
      • banasy©

        I didn't know Bantam Roosters could type.

        November 16, 2014 at 10:51 am |
      • Hillbilly Blue Saffron

        There's lots of stuff old fat hags don't know.

        November 16, 2014 at 6:16 pm |
      • banasy©

        You admitted it. Fantastic.

        November 17, 2014 at 10:39 am |
  22. Faith

    The one person "Green Fungus" brigade is out talking 4th grade lingo.

    November 16, 2014 at 10:31 am | Reply
  23. Ralph P

    Seriously this person with shades of green avatar needs psychiatrist help. Just read the comments. It is beyond disgusting.

    November 16, 2014 at 10:33 am | Reply
  24. Blue Saffron ☼

    The "big countries" who everyone looks towards for resolution of issues are themselves engulfed in q uagmires and are spinning their wheels. The rest of the nations are in a tailspin as a result. Uncouth elements are out in full force rampaging globally trying to create a new order. Caliphates, Hindu Empire, Russian Empire, Chinese Dynasty, American Partnerships et al.

    This is unsustainable. We must reverse this cycle. We must ensure the continuity and survival of our human race. My thesis is that we should enable the mid sized countries to emerge as regional leaders and empower them to global pinnacles.

    We have seen enough. And what we see we don't like anymore. Time to make a change.

    November 16, 2014 at 10:37 am | Reply
    • Hannah

      Good to see you back. We missed you. This is probably the only intelligent comment posted since last night except for Ralph and Faith. And NO, we are NOT Blue Saffron. Kapiche? Savvy? LOL

      November 16, 2014 at 10:42 am | Reply
    • Phil

      All world governments are in the hands of evil men and imposters. Get a clue, BS.

      November 16, 2014 at 6:11 pm | Reply
    • Brew Saffron

      My theory is that we should let the mid-sized countries have as big of a voice as nations of obese peoples. Fat people should not be in charge!

      November 16, 2014 at 6:14 pm | Reply
  25. chri§§y

    Lmao @ banasy...bantam roosters...that was awesome! Lol

    November 16, 2014 at 1:05 pm | Reply
    • Maxwell Smart

      Would you believe old hens that peck younger hens to death, and chicken ranchers giving SSRI anti-depressants to hens to keep them from pecking on other hens the same as MD's prescribe for humans who peck on each other? Because it's TRUE.

      November 16, 2014 at 6:27 pm | Reply
  26. Missing Spouses

    What does it mean when a woman has a FB page that doesn't mention her husband?

    November 16, 2014 at 6:12 pm | Reply
    • banasy©

      It means her husband asked her not to list his name for privacy reasons, because creepy, ugly stalkers tend to use information like that, just as you're trying to.

      November 17, 2014 at 10:33 am | Reply
  27. Housewife man

    Yep. I just sit here drinking Kool-Aide and eating popcorn...watching football and movies featuring graphic sezx and violence as my old lady 'nasy blogs away.

    November 16, 2014 at 6:20 pm | Reply
    • banasy©

      You wife left you long ago, after you were caught "teaching" kids.
      Probably shouldn't watch so much porn online and apply it to your reality, pervert.

      November 17, 2014 at 10:38 am | Reply
  28. Housewife man

    Yeah. I know she flirts with younger men online. But as long as Da Bears win am OK.

    November 16, 2014 at 6:22 pm | Reply
    • banasy©

      Why did you force your wife to flee again?

      November 17, 2014 at 10:48 am | Reply
  29. My old lady 'nasy

    Come listen to my story 'bout a gal named D.
    She changed her name to b and that's the last I saw of her.

    November 16, 2014 at 6:28 pm | Reply
    • banasy©

      I never knew your wife's name, but then I never saw the restraining order she had against you. She probably changed her name for her own protection.

      November 17, 2014 at 10:41 am | Reply
  30. Mr. banasy

    😦 shrug

    November 16, 2014 at 6:58 pm | Reply
    • banasy©

      I assure you Mr. Banasy is 😀.
      You shouldn't project your feelings of loneliness and bitterness onto others because you fail in every relationship.

      November 17, 2014 at 10:45 am | Reply
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