Poll: Majority of Americans say torture justified. Duh! It has saved many American lives

By Thomas Madison, Powdered Wig Society


OK, let’s stop right there. Advanced interrogation techniques are NOT torture! Torture is waiting in a cage for weeks or months to have your head sawed off. THAT is torture!

Torture is waiting for help in a burning skyscraper. When it doesn’t come, you jump 100 stories to your death, praying those last few seconds of life. THAT is torture!

Torture is being trapped on a mountaintop, left to die of thirst and starvation, watching helplessly as your children suffer the same fate. THAT is torture!

Torture is being forced to watch as your wife and children are gang-raped and butchered, before being raped and butchered yourself. THAT is torture!

These are just a few examples of REAL torture, all brought to you by the hardcore followers of the religion of peace, the very same vermin whose comfort and welfare the bleeding hearts are wailing about. Perhaps we should treat the Islamist butchers to dinner at a fine restaurant and a Broadway play. That ought to get them talking!

Or how about tying the cockroaches hand and foot, wrapping their sorry carcasses in pig entrails, and leaving them to rot in the desert sun? Buzzards love pig entrails. Now THAT is torture! The murderous scum deserve no better. If they talk, they talk. If they don’t, they rot. Stop the whining and crying and allow our intel people to do the jobs we are paying them to do, gathering intelligence by whatever reasonable means necessary to save American lives. “Reasonable” includes advanced interrogation techniques, in this author’s humble opinion.

From Agence France-Presse (AFP)
Asked specifically if the CIA's treatment of suspected Al-Qaeda operatives in the wake of 9/11 was justified, the poll found Americans overwhelmingly in favor© Provided by AFP

Asked specifically if the CIA’s treatment of suspected Al-Qaeda operatives in the wake of 9/11 was justified, the poll found Americans overwhelmingly in favor.A majority of Americans believe that torture of suspected terrorists is justified, a new poll reported Tuesday, just days after a scathing report into the CIA’s brutal treatment of detainees in the wake of the September, 11, 2001 attacks.

The Washington Post/ABC News poll found that 58 percent people believe that in general, looking ahead, the torture of suspected terrorists can be justified “often” or “sometimes.”

Thirty nine percent said torture could not be justified, the survey showed.

Asked specifically if the CIA’s treatment of suspected Al-Qaeda operatives in the wake of 9/11 was justified, the poll found Americans overwhelmingly in favor by a margin of almost two to one — 59 percent to 31 percent.

The poll findings follow publication of a US Senate report last week into the CIA’s post-9/11 interrogation program which found the methods used were far harsher than previously disclosed and were not productive.

The interrogation techniques included beatings, rectal rehydration, sleep deprivation, waterboarding or simulated drowning, confinement in wooden boxes and threats of physical or sexual violence against family members.

Tuesday’s Washington Post poll was broadly in line with several other recent surveys which have indicated that most Americans are unmoved by the scathing criticism of the CIA program.

CIA chiefs have strongly contested the claim that the interrogation techniques produced no intelligence of value, a position echoed by the Washington Post poll.

The survey showed 53 percent of Americans believed the CIA’s interrogation regime produced important information that could not have been acquired by any other means. Thirty-one percent said it did not.

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Ex-Army officer and stone-cold patriot, Thomas Madison is on a mission to contribute in any and every way to the restoration of and strict obedience to the United States Constitution, that divinely-inspired, concise, intentionally and specifically broad (wrap your head around that oxymoron) blueprint which has gifted the world with the concept and realization of individual liberty and unlimited prosperity. We, as a nation, have lost our way. We have spent the past one-hundred years attempting to fix what was never broken. As with building anything, when you can't figure it out, consult the blueprint. So too with rebuilding America, the blueprint for which is the United States Constitution.

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