Poll: 59 Percent of Americans Support CIA's Use of Torture

Posted on AllSides December 16th, 2014
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A majority of Americans believe that the enhanced interrogation techniques employed by the CIA on suspected terrorists after the 9/11 attacks were justified, according to a new poll.

The Washington Post-ABC News survey showed that by 59 percent to 31 percent, or nearly 2-1, Americans supported the brutal program, which half of them agreed was tantamount to torture.

An overwhelming number of respondents thought that the controversial "EITs" produced significant intelligence information, while 58 percent said that "looking ahead" the torture of terror suspects can be justified "often" or "sometimes."...

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