Skip to comments.Poll finds broad approval of terrorist torture. Most in U.S., ....say torture justified
Posted on 12/07/2005 5:48:52 AM PST by .cnI redruM
WASHINGTON - 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.
The United States has drawn criticism from human rights groups and many governments, especially in Europe, for its treatment of terror suspects. President Bush and other top officials have said the U.S. does not torture, but some suspects in American custody have alleged they were victims of severe mistreatment.
The polling, in the United States and eight of its closest allies, found that in Canada, Mexico and Germany people are divided on whether torture is ever justified. Most people opposed torture under any circumstances in Spain and Italy.
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Take that MEDIA!!!!
McCain must have the absolute worst advisors known to science. They know how to get on the wrong side of nearly every issue.
If a terrorist had information that could save thousands or tens of thousands of lives, there is no question as to what should be done. All other questions are rendered obsolete after considering this one vital question.
McCain can outlaw torture of terrorists in home state of ARIZONA if he wants to. But - when it comes to the entire nation, I don't trust him to always do the 'right thing' when it comes to the defense of all the U.S. citizens!
Well, I didn't need a poll to tell me this.
I do find it interesting AP/IPSOS couldn't manufacture another result. This clearly isn't what they wanted.
Too bad McCain and the cowardly Republicans that will not challenge him, saving nine, would rather protect terrorists against the will, more importantly, SAFETY of the public.
And this means what exactly? Most Americans support abortion, so I suppose that makes it right.
"...If a terrorist had information that could save thousands or tens of thousands of lives, there is no question as to what should be done..."
You're 100% exactly correct. Imagine for a moment if we had captured Mohammad Atta a few days before the September 11th terrorist attacks and knew that he had information about an upcoming attack. It would have been morally wrong for us not to utilize coercion/torture in order to spare the lives of those 3000 innocent Americans that died that morning.
~ Blue Jays ~
One is more than enough for me.
RINO's must be wrong most of the time. Republicrats play to their constituencies to get reelected. A wet finger in the wind is all they need. Conservatives do what is right based on faith and law. Libs are ideology driven to Marxism.
Everyone but the most dense know its wrong to tie our troops hands when fighting an enemy bent on destroying us. McCain and others grabbed onto this anti-terrorism, not because they thought it was right but because they thought it scored political points.
The problem that this poll shows is that those political points are not there. The problem with abortion is that it is both wrong yet many support it and can be used to obtain political advantage.
What are your feelings about using coercion/torture on a committed Islamic terrorist to obtain attack information if the life of your mother, father, sister, brother, husband, wife, son, daughter, boyfriend, or girlfriend is on the line?
Should those gentle innocents die because the U.S. doesn't wish to employ certain interrogation techniques?
~ Blue Jays ~
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