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More Americans Support
Torture to Fight
Terrorism, Poll Finds

KNTV-TV (San Francisco, CA), by G.W. Schulz

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Posted By:Scottyboy, 10/2/2012 9:48:16 AM

surprising number of Americans are supportive of controversial Bush-era tactics used to undermine terrorism, and are even open to more extreme measures like using nuclear weapons. That's what professor Amy Zegart discovered when she asked the research firm YouGov to poll 1,000 people in August. Zegart recently joined Stanford University's Hoover Institution after leaving UCLA’s School of Public Affairs, where she specialized in national security and intelligence. The poll results showed that an increasing number of Americans supported torturing prisoners, up 14 points to 41 percent since 2007. The wording of questions can deeply influence how people answer a poll

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Interesting study, but fatally flawed because nothing sanctioned by the U.S. government during the Bush/Cheney years remotely approached "torture", and NO, waterbording the way we did it is not torture.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: DaveFromTampa, 10/2/2012 10:08:35 AM     (No. 8903976)

Exactly. If the poll had asked if they support chopping off fingers and poking out eyeballs, the support would be way down. Asking if they support extreme but temporary discomfort like waterboarding or sleep deprivation support would go way up. It's the way the left tortured the word torture that caused all the problems to begin with.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: lylacat, 10/2/2012 10:28:52 AM     (No. 8904022)

The liberals and democrats are such hypocrites; they were outraged when terrorists were water boarded (which caused no real harm, and did not kill them). Yet 0bama gave the order to have them killed; he was the one who master minded the "kill list" for the drones. No one cared, even when innocent people got killed. I find this absolutely amazing and very sad indeed.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Robinsolana, 10/2/2012 11:00:01 AM     (No. 8904089)

On the left, the hate comes first and then they find a way to fix it on Bush.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: dotty, 10/2/2012 11:21:01 AM     (No. 8904141)

Amazing that you haven't figured out that you and your kids are next.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 10/2/2012 11:31:11 AM     (No. 8904162)

Yes I'm all for torturing Democrats to fight terrorism.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: MickTurn, 10/2/2012 11:44:42 AM     (No. 8904195)

Yep, sign me up, I love waterboarding, went through it once, it ain't fun!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: toddh, 10/3/2012 1:19:39 PM     (No. 8906923)

How I miss the honest leftists who could praise the rough men who kept the peace for old ladies with delicate sensibilities. I guess there never were more than a few of them and they're all long dead.

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