A majority of Americans think that the harsh interrogation techniques used on terrorism suspects after the Sept11, 2001, attacks were justified, even as about half of the public says the treatment amounted to torture, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.
By a margin of almost 2 to 1 — 59 percent to 31 percent — those interviewed said that they support the CIA’s brutal methods, with the vast majority of supporters saying that they produced valuable intelligence.
In general, 58 percent say the torture of suspected terrorists can be justified “often” or “sometimes.”
“The United States of America is awesome, we are awesome,” she said“We’ve closed the book on it, and we’ve stopped doing it. And the reason they want to have this discussion is not to show how awesome we areThis administration wants to have this discussion to show us how we’re not awesome.”
“They apologized for this country, they don’t like this country, they want us to look badAnd all this does is have our enemies laughing at us, that we are having this debate again,” Tantaros continued.