New poll finds majority of Americans think torture was justified after 9/11 attacks

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    CIA_Torture_Report-0bf8a.jpg Central Intelligence Director (CIA) Director John Brennan is pushing back hard against the wave of criticism of harsh interrogation tactics employed by intelligence community people against terrorism detainees. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)

    A majority of Americans think that the harsh interrogation techniques used on terrorism suspects after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks were justified, even as about half of the public says the treatment amounted to torture, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.

    By a margin of almost 2 to 1 — 59 percent to 31 percent — those interviewed said that they support the CIA’s brutal methods, with the vast majority of supporters saying that they produced valuable intelligence.

    In general, 58 percent say the torture of suspected terrorists can be justified “often” or “sometimes.”

    The new poll comes on the heels of the scathing Senate Intelligence Committee investigation into the CIA’s detention and interrogation program, which President Obama ended in 2009. The report last week concluded that severe interrogation techniques — including waterboarding detainees, placing them in stress positions and keeping them inside confinement boxes — were not an effective means of acquiring intelligence.

    The report also found that more than two dozen detainees were wrongly held, that the program was poorly managed and that the CIA misled top U.S. officials about the effectiveness of the program.

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    It shouldnt have stopped, whether it was productive or not...:coffee:























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    we should be more concerned with the violation of americans' rights rather than trying to designate new rights to muslim terrorists, at least if we're interested in staying around for a while.
     
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    I'm glad that some people are still thinking straight.

    If extracting information to save lives requires shoving some food up a Muslims asshole then I'm all for it
     
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    Hillary will tell you that we need to be more sympathetic to their point of view.
     
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    Feinstein and McCain : The two senators who love the NSA shredding Americans' rights hate when we violate the imaginary rights of the pedophile prophet's followers
     
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    McCain should have been run out on the rails years ago. People get what they deserve voting for these anti American pieces if shit.

    Because if you truly love America then you also love freedom, freedom is not in their vocabulary.
     
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    Barry Hussein and Holder cant wait to get enemy combatants in civilian court to ensure their rights are protected...:facepalm:
     
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    so 31% are shit heads
     
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    To be fair, those images from the prison weren't part of the CIA enhanced interrogation program. They were from a complete breakdown of command at the prison and those guards ran out of control and were eventually prosecuted.

    I'm sure the CIA program was much worse at some point, but according to the people that actually gathered the intelligence, it was justified.
     
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    “If hooking up one rag-head terrorist prisoner’s testicles to a car battery to get the truth out of the lying little camel shagger will save just one Canadian life, then I have only three things to say: Red is positive, black is negative, and make sure his nuts are wet.” – Don Cherry, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation commentator and retired head coach of the Boston Bruins
     
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    Well, he's not afraid to speak his mind! :marx:
     
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    Dude don't misunderstand my position. I am on team torture. If it means keeping my family safe i will do the torturing myself.
     
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    In the CIA of course, i would never torture anyone that is a private citizen :wtf:

    :bully:
     
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    The only way to deal with brutal shit heads is to be more brutal. When did this nation lose its backbone? Does anyone think we'll defeat Jihadist pricks by singing Koom-ba-yah?
     
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    So one out of three Americans are more concerned with the physical comfort of terrorists than the lives of innocent Americans.

    I guess all we can do is keep an eye out for them and remember these assholes when we spot one.
     
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    I wasn't judging your position one way or the other, I was just pointing out the background of that particular photo for clarity, that was all. :lo5:
     
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    I removed the pics, they really didnt have anything to do with the poll. You were correct :beer: