Thursday, December 31, 2009

Rasmussen: 58% of Americans say waterboard the Underwear Bomber

Rasmussen has a new poll out on terror and the results could not be worse for Obama and the Democrats. Practically all the changes made by Obama concerning terrorism is not supported by the American people.

From Rasmussen [emphasis added mine]: 
Fifty-eight percent (58%) of U.S. voters say waterboarding and other aggressive interrogation techniques should be used to gain information from the terrorist who attempted to bomb an airliner on Christmas Day.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 30% oppose the use of such techniques, and another 12% are not sure.
Men and younger voters are more strongly supportive of the aggressive interrogation techniques than women and those who are older. Republicans and voters not affiliated with either major party favor their use more than Democrats.
Seventy-one percent (71%) of all voters think the attempt by the Nigerian Muslim to blow up the airliner as it landed in Detroit should be investigated by military authorities as a terrorist act. Only 22% say it should be handled by civilian authorities as a criminal act, as is currently the case.

A few quick things to note here, do you remember how many times Obama and many on the left said that enhanced interrogation techniques did not reflect American values?  I think we can safely say that statement simply isn’t true. Also notice that younger voters, the very ones who came out for Obama in droves, are not on the same page as Obama on this one. Finally, Eric Holder may want to rethink all his nonsense about using civilian courts to handle terrorists.

By the way, Shoe Bomber Richard Reid went the Federal Court route. Reid confessed and said he acted alone even though the evidence pointed to him having assistance. We will never know for sure, because Reid went the civilian court route. We should have learned for this mistake, not repeat it.

Read the rest of the poll, there are very interesting results concerning the nation’s view on terror and how government is currently handling it. The results show that Obama’s views on dealing with terror are totally out of step with the public. Perhaps this is why so many Dems are reluctant to defend Obama on this issue.

Via: Rasmussen  


The Griper said...

another vote of support by the people for the way Bush was handling this war on terrorism.

Teresa said...

I am for the use of Enhanced interrogation techniques because these are terrorists who want to kill us. These people are not just civilians robbing the candy store, but rather terrorists who want to destroy the West and thus threaten innocent American lives. We should give our CIA agents every possible tool to gain information that would save American lives.

I am a Catholic and get heck for supporting these techniques. I am called immoral and anything else you can imagine. But, liberals from within the Catholic Church have perverted the meaning of a Just War, and what should be considered intrinsically evil.

I do not believe that the EIT's are intrinsically evil. They are not used in a malicious nature but rather to gain information to save American lives. Personally, I think it is immoral not to do these techniques and in doing so allow evil to win.

Tuffy said...

The question is: what is defined as "torture"? These people don't lose arms and legs or have their shoulder mutilated like in the case of John McCain. Waterboarding is a "psychological" tool with no real damage done unless you call scaring terrorists a bad thing. They sure the hell weren't too concerned about not scarring us! In fact, I think it is in the moments when we are actually speaking a language they can understand, and that is "fear". They get that, and they wouldn't talk otherwise. IMO We WOULD be crossing over into torture if we killed them in the process or damaged their lungs and left them crippled etc. That is never the case. Hey, they get their face washed and they talk. It's a win-win.

Teresa said...

You might like this post. Its a counter post to a friend's posting who thinks EIT's are intrinsically evil.

Hurricane567 said...

Waterboard, forget that, Abdulmutallab should have been tossed in the Detroit city tank overnight with some crack heads and some really ugly cross dressing hookers; totally legal and would loosen his tongue much faster

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