Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Two-Thirds Of Americans Support Torture Against Terror Suspects


Reuters: Exclusive: Most Americans support torture against terror suspects - poll

Nearly two-thirds of Americans believe torture can be justified to extract information from suspected terrorists, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll, a level of support similar to that seen in countries like Nigeria where militant attacks are common.

The poll reflects a U.S. public on edge after the massacre of 14 people in San Bernardino in December and large-scale attacks in Europe in recent months, including a bombing claimed by the militant group Islamic State last week that killed at least 32 people in Belgium.

Donald Trump, the front-runner for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, has forcefully injected the issue of whether terrorism suspects should be tortured into the election campaign.

Trump has said he would seek to roll back President Barack Obama's ban on waterboarding - an interrogation technique that simulates drowning that human rights groups contend is illegal under the Geneva Conventions. Trump has also vowed to "bring back a hell of a lot worse if elected.

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3 comments:

Bob Huntley said...

And of course the corollary to that is the same number who agree with torturing terrorist also agree that foreign groups can torture America combatants.

Caecus said...

Islamists will torture captured Americans regardless.

Bob Huntley said...

No question Caecus but keep in mind that Americans executed Japanese soldiers for torturing, condemn torture vigorously, signed and ratified the UN Convention on Torture and yet not only torture but refuse to punish their own people who are responsible and as you can see from the report the majority of those asked support torture. America is supposed to be a Christian country. Can you get any more two faced than that?