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US: Interrogation Investigation (Gallup-4/24-25)


Gallup Poll
4/24-45/09; 1,044 adults, 3% margin of error
Mode: Live Telephone Interviews

National

Would you favor or oppose a government investigation into the use of harsh interrogation techniques of terrorism suspects?

    All Americans
    51% Favor
    42% Oppose

    Following story very closely
    40% Favor
    58% Oppose

Based on what you know or have read, do you think the use of harsh interrogation techniques for terrorism suspects was justified or not justified>

    All Americans
    55% Justified
    36% Not Justified

    Following story very closely
    61% Justified
    37% Not Justified

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Stillow:

36 percent of you actually think it was not justified???? Are you kidding me? After 9/11 had Bush use d the army field manual as our liberals freind want to use then we would have gotten no information and some of the attacks we prevented would have succeeded and people would have demanded Bush's head on a platter for not doing what he needed to do.
Thank God at least a majoirty in this country are still smart and realize this is a war and simply asking please isn't going to cut it.

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sjt22:

Its sad that only 36 percent of the country realized that the use of these techniques was useless and counterproductive. Every single "lead" which came from water boarding KSM turned out to be BS, and the only actual good information we got from him came from standard interrogation.

The truth is that a lot of the use of torture wasn't done for the purposes of thwarting terrorism, it was done trying to elicit false confessions of a connection between Al Qaeda and the Iraqi regime.

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Stillow:

First off it snot torture....the left has warped the definition of torute...if you want to see that then look at any Chinese, Mexican, middle eastern or N. Korean prisons....the things that happen their are real torture.
The CIA chie f appointed by Clinton said they got real and actionable information from the interrogation methods....and what you think you know baout hte KSM is false, try getting your news from somewhere other than MSNBC.

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change:

@stillow

you dumb clown this is really simple: If you were being water-boarded- then you would say anything for it stop right? O.K so, hope your still following, but this is how we get bad intelligence, and bad leads! And by the way MSNBC has the guts to tell it like it is! They do not care if they are called anti-american by you republicans that destroyed this country. Bush and Cheney were like NAZI- and keep listening to Fox news their biggest cheerleaders, you are a coward!

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Stillow:

Do you liberals just not get it? You do not use waterborading for general interrogation which we do "NOT"....you use it when you know someone has specific knowledge about a certain event, like KSM did. Using harsh methods for random or general interrogation wou,d not yeild good info....you use harsh methods when you know the terrorist you have in custody has speific info you are looking for, then when you combine what he gives you with other intel you will get what you need....we stopped several attacks by using this method.
When you are you libs gonna wake up and realize saying please does not work?

"Mr. Terrorist, we know you and your grup have placed a low grade dirty bomb on hte Las Vegas, strip, could you please tell us where it is? No? Well, ok thanks anyway"

Clinton's CIA chief and several military officers have stated numerous times waterborading and other harsh methods have yeiled extremely valuable infomration that have prevented attacks. You libs forget we are in a war....name rank and serial # doesn't work when your dealing with terorists. You guy need to get your heads out of the sand and wake up to reality that some of these people want you and your family dead.....and your response is to ask them please and give them every comfort and priveledge you can think of.

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IdahoMulato:

Stillow


"Clinton's CIA chief and several military officers have stated numerous times waterborading and other harsh methods have yeiled extremely valuable infomration that have prevented attacks."

The above is not true. Those harsh interrogation techniques were used ostensibly to force to link Iraq to the 9/11 attacks that was later found to be false. If I'm waterboarded, I will say anything my torturers wants to hear in order to stop the torture. This is the reasons why all the intel they got from these people yielded false intel in the first place leading to a war we shouldn't have fought.

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Stillow:

Wow, you guys have got to stop watching NBC news. You are guys are eating up liberal talking points like its striaght from God himself.
Luckily on this oen you are guys are in the minoirty and most people who can still think for themselves see these thigns are justified, espeically in a time of war.
When the rest of the CIA memo's are released documenting which info we did get and which attacks were prevented, your numbers will shrink even more.

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IdahoMulato:

Stillow

"Clinton's CIA chief and several military officers have stated numerous times waterborading and other harsh methods have yeiled extremely valuable infomration that have prevented attacks."

The above is not true. Those harsh interrogation techniques were used ostensibly to force a link between Iraq and Al'Qaeda or link Iraq to the 9/11 attacks that was later found to be false. If I'm waterboarded, I will say anything my torturers wants to hear in order to stop the torture. This is the reasons why all the intel they got from these people yielded false intel in the first place leading to a war we shouldn't have embarked on.

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Stillow:

Your living in fantasy land....numerous officials have stated we stopped several attacks with the info gathered. Those CIA memo's will be released eventually and then you will have documented proof of what was stopped.
You have got to learn to think for yourself. I know by default, a liberal looks to the g'ment to do most of the thinking for you, but even a liberal can still use reason and common sense, right?
If you waterboard and he gives you false info, then you use the threat of additional waterboarding which more times than not will yeiled good info.
You guys want to fight a war with flowers and apologies....and that will only get you killed.
Learn to think for yourself, look past liberal talking points and made up facts and see the world for what it is.
Next your going to tell me Bush was behind 9/11.
Just try to think for yourself, not what some talking point is telling you, use common sense, its actually quite liberating once you do.

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Stillow:

I know you liberals can only read news from other liberal people or news orgs...so here, read this one from CNN where the CIA confirmed everything I have been telling you.......
Notice KSM resisted inital questioning until harsh methods were used such as waterboarding....you libs are goign to kill us if you ever get your way on this.

http://www.cnsnews.com/Public/Content/Article.aspx?rsrcid=46949

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IdahoMulato:

Stillow

We're not spouting MSN or MSNBC talking points. We listen to all the networks: MSNBC, CNN, Fox News and make our own judgement. For you info I sometimes listen to Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity & Glenn Beck just for commedy reasons.

What makes you think we're in the minority. You'd be right if you say the number of smart people who listen to all talking points and then make up their minds based of critical thinking & reason are in the minority; In that vein, I will certainly believe you. Of all the righ wing radio & TV hosts, the only person I take a little seriously is Bill O.

Luckily on this oen you are guys are in the minoirty and most people who can still think for themselves see these thigns are justified, espeically in a time of war.
When the rest of the CIA memo's are released documenting which info we did get and which attacks were prevented, your numbers will shrink even more.


Posted on April 28, 2009 2:00 PM


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IdahoMulato:
Stillow

"Clinton's CIA chief and several military officers have stated numerous times waterborading and other harsh methods have yeiled extremely valuable infomration that have prevented attacks."

The above is not true. Those harsh interrogation techniques were used ostensibly to force a link between Iraq and Al'Qaeda or link Iraq to the 9/11 attacks that was later found to be false. If I'm waterboarded, I will say anything my torturers wants to hear in order to stop the torture. This is the reasons why all the intel they got from these people yielded false intel in the first place leading to a war we shouldn't have embarked on.

Posted on April 28, 2009 2:23 PM


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We're not spouting MSN or MSNBC talking points. We listen to all the networks: MSNBC, CNN, Fox News and make our own judgement. For you info I sometimes listen to Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity & Glenn Beck just for commedy reasons.

What makes you think we're in the minority. You'd be right if you say the number of smart people who listen to all talking points and then make up their minds based of critical thinking & reason are in the minority; In that vein, I will certainly believe you. Of all the righ wing radio & TV hosts, the only person I take a little seriously is Bill O.


"When the rest of the CIA memo's are released documenting which info we did get and which attacks were prevented, your numbers will shrink even more."

Hahahahaha!!!!! I guess you're living in a folls paradise. All the supposedly intel we got that thwarted those unknown or non-existent threats were figment in somebody's imagination. Yes, Bush admin did well to protect this country and I know every prez will not relapse in that area looking at hindsight. However, I think they overstretched the supposedly "war on terror" and as result rather created more enermies.

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Stillow:

Just read the cnn article I linked above...the CIA "confirms" waterboarding and other methods led directly to the prevention of a 9/11 style attack on Los Angeles.
So unless your going to lcaim the CIA is lying or the memo's are fake, then you lose this argument and it would be best for you to move on.
The CIA and other official s have made it very very clear, tough measures are tkaen on high profile terrorists which lead directly to good info which stops further attacks!!!!!!!
So drop your liberal tlaking points speeches, because the facts sink your point of view on this.

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