December 6, 2005

THE LEFT GRABS ONTO ANOTHER 40% ISSUE:

Poll finds broad approval of terrorist torture: Most in U.S., Britain, France, S. Korea say torture justified in rare instances (Dec. 6, 2005, MSNBC)

Most Americans and a majority of people in Britain, France and South Korea say torturing terrorism suspects is justified at least in rare instances, according to AP-Ipsos polling. [...]

“I don’t think we should go out and string everybody up by their thumbs until somebody talks. But if there is definitely a good reason to get an answer, we should do whatever it takes,” said Billy Adams, a retiree from Tomball, Texas.

In America, 61 percent of those surveyed agreed torture is justified at least on rare occasions. Almost nine in 10 in South Korea and just over half in France and Britain felt that way.


Posted by Orrin Judd at December 6, 2005 9:08 PM
Comments

Now ask Americans if they think that they're local police should be able to use force and the threat of force on criminals....

Posted by: David Cohen at December 6, 2005 10:35 PM

And what % of Americans would laugh at what Frank Rich, Andy Sullivan, and Howard Dean consider "torture"? I suspect that 61% is for the real deal, not stress positions and sleep deprivation.

Posted by: Jim in Chicago at December 6, 2005 11:15 PM
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