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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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.
I believe we are each saying the same thing.
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.
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.
Most shallow thinkers agreed with McPain on CFR.
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.
It's funny how I knew this already but, NOBODY ASKED ME!
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.
Half the things that go on in typical Marine boot camp would be outlawed.
What a joke we have become.
They don't seem to call me too often either...
Interesting thread below.
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.