Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Poll finds broad approval of terrorist torture. Most in U.S., ....say torture justified
MSNBC ^ | Updated: 9:29 p.m. ET Dec. 6, 2005 | Unsigned

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at msnbc.msn.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: gwot; islam; morals; muslim; poll; terror; terrorist; torture; wot
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-5051-64 last
To: Eagles Talon IV
This type of response will infuriate the world, to be sure, but it would also serve to make the savages tread very lightly ...

The world seems able to be infuriated with our without cause. Hardly a reason to allow that to determine how many lives we sacrifice against a truly evil enemy. I prefer the ancient simplistic approach. As many of them and as few of ours.

51 posted on 12/08/2005 8:37:45 AM PST by Publius6961 (The IQ of California voters is about 420........... .............cumulatively)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 48 | View Replies]

To: Publius6961

I believe we are each saying the same thing.


52 posted on 12/08/2005 8:45:51 AM PST by Eagles Talon IV
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 51 | View Replies]

To: .cnI redruM

On the contrary, those post war actions by Sherman in an already devestated south continued the animosities for a century. They did, however, reduce the southern industrial capacity to a shambles and ushered in a century of Northern union building.

If one followed the utilitarian concept of punishment, it appears the end justifying the means employed by the Yankees in the War of Northern Aggression resulted in calamity for the entire nation.

The commitment of a nation to total warfare for 4-5 years did more to erode hostile proclivities than did escalatory violence, however the continued use of force resulted in unequivocal determination of the victor.


53 posted on 12/25/2005 12:40:05 PM PST by Cvengr (<;^))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 38 | View Replies]

To: Cvengr
>>>>the continued use of force resulted in unequivocal determination of the victor.

That precludes any effective insurgency. The very sense that the South would be defecated upon if it ever rose again, was the only thing that prevented the KKK from developing into a full-fledged guerrilla warfare force, rather than a bunch of terrorists in bedsheets.
54 posted on 12/27/2005 5:13:03 AM PST by .cnI redruM (If you're gonna think, you might as well think big." - Donald Trump)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 53 | View Replies]

To: sheltonmac
And this means what exactly?

It means any national level politician that thinks it's a good idea to invest their political capital into this issue will probably be disappointed with their return on the investment.

55 posted on 12/27/2005 5:29:19 AM PST by papertyger
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: capt. norm

Most shallow thinkers agreed with McPain on CFR.


56 posted on 12/27/2005 5:40:45 AM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: 2001convSVT
The only way McCain can win Iowa is for there to be enough real conservatives to split the votes. Otherwise, McCain will not make it out of Iowa in the top three.

It's hilarious that Hagel has even toyed with the idea. McCain and Hagel are in a competition for the media's attention. So far, McCain is winning which will probably just make Hagel get more radical in an attempt to get the media to notice him more.

57 posted on 12/27/2005 5:45:04 AM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: .cnI redruM

It's funny how I knew this already but, NOBODY ASKED ME!


58 posted on 12/27/2005 5:51:22 AM PST by wolfcreek
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: EQAndyBuzz

Nicely put. I had this retarded debate over dinner the other day. People are still delusional about the nature of evil and they, not Al Qaeda, is our biggest danger.


59 posted on 12/27/2005 5:54:48 AM PST by chris1
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: Blue Jays

Half the things that go on in typical Marine boot camp would be outlawed.

What a joke we have become.


60 posted on 12/27/2005 5:55:50 AM PST by chris1
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: wolfcreek

They don't seem to call me too often either...


61 posted on 12/27/2005 5:58:22 AM PST by .cnI redruM (If you're gonna think, you might as well think big." - Donald Trump)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 58 | View Replies]

To: .cnI redruM

Interesting thread below.



http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1547528/posts


62 posted on 12/27/2005 5:58:46 AM PST by Just mythoughts
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: .cnI redruM
Of course torture can never be justified, but making the enemy uncomfortable can.
63 posted on 09/27/2006 4:16:17 PM PDT by FreeRep
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: .cnI redruM

Nowhere in the story does it define 'torture'.

I am in favor of coercive interrogation, as was used by the CIA recently, to include waterboarding.

Also, I approve of drugs (truth serum) as an acceptable means of obtaining information.


64 posted on 09/27/2006 4:26:29 PM PDT by airborne (Show me your friends and I'll show you your future.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-5051-64 last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson