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Friday, March 24, 2006

68 percent of Americans believe torture is justifiable.

Just when I think I couldn't be any more disgusted with people, they outdo themselves. Hooray, my fellow Americans. Hooray. You never cease to surprise me.

Tags:politics, torture, Guantanamo, Abu Ghraib


  • At 3:14 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Of course "the mob" approves of torture - but that's why we have a constitutional protection in the eighth amendment against cruel and unusual punishment... Right?

  • At 12:40 PM, Blogger Solomon Grundy said…

    Yeah, I mean, how suprising is it, really? "If Jack Bauer needs to play a little dirty to save the world from terrorists, that's Ok by me," etc.

  • At 2:55 PM, Blogger Antid Oto said…

    What a couple of cynics you are. Do you think the results would have been the same seven or eight years ago?

  • At 3:01 PM, Blogger Solomon Grundy said…

    No, but probably more because of 9/11 than anything else. You're thinking Abu Ghraib, they're thinking 24.

  • At 5:20 PM, Blogger Phoebe Evergreen said…

    But only 59% of self-identified "secular" Americans!

    It's worth clicking through to see the breakdown by often-sometimes-rarely-never and also by catholic-protestant-evangelical-secular. My guess is that the rarelys are actually a bit more ill than the sometimes -- they're the ones who feel that they've considered it, and while it's probably not good to do it too much, there are occasions when our liberal bleeding hearts would get in the way of saving the lives of good white people.

    Put another way: "Never" sees this through the prism of Abu Ghraib, "Rarely" through Alan Dershowitz-like hypotheticals, "Sometimes" through 24, and "often" ... through Abu Ghraib.


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