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Algernon Moncrieff

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Tue Dec 9, 2014, 11:50 PM Dec 2014

Thinking of Americans, generally - how do you think most of them feel about the torture report? [View all]

I realize DUers are appalled. I'm not asking how you think DUers feel. How do you think Americans, generally, will react?

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I think most Americans are appalled that we did this.
0 (0%)
I think most Americans are uncomfortable with this, but concede the actions were done with the intention of protecting Americans
1 (5%)
I think most Americans feel that the actions of ISIS/Al Quaida are equally reprehensible, and the torture and the terror essentially cancel each other out.
2 (9%)
I think most Americans approve of the torture as vengance for 9-11 and other acts of terror
1 (5%)
I think most Americans are more concerned with holiday shopping, the visit of the royals, the college playoff, etc.
18 (82%)
My answer is not described above, so I'll post it below.
0 (0%)
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I think if Obama had been president when this started the majority would be angry. BillZBubb Dec 2014 #1
Maybe the next Congress will put out a report about torture before and after Bush. merrily Dec 2014 #26
Americans are for the most part good people. Sweeney Dec 2014 #2
Sweeney, that's a helluva post. Thank you for that. Algernon Moncrieff Dec 2014 #3
Thank you for that back atcha Sweeney Dec 2014 #4
You really should turn this into an OP of its own. You link Michael Brown domestically KingCharlemagne Dec 2014 #12
Sincerity Sweeney Dec 2014 #15
This post should be required reading... Whiskeytide Dec 2014 #14
No no no. Sweeney Dec 2014 #17
Generally? RobertEarl Dec 2014 #5
Plenty of people complained and demonstrated about nukes for decades. merrily Dec 2014 #27
I can give you the honest answer, but I don't think people will like it much. Warren DeMontague Dec 2014 #6
I don't know that it's a majority viewpoint, but it's a sizable group Algernon Moncrieff Dec 2014 #7
I think you're right. Warren DeMontague Dec 2014 #18
I think you have to consider the generation that was aware of the torture during the okaawhatever Dec 2014 #24
The lesser of the evil tortures? merrily Dec 2014 #28
It is, of course, some of those who had direct experience with that, who put forth the most cogent Warren DeMontague Dec 2014 #30
While probably most are focused elsewhere el_bryanto Dec 2014 #8
Americans by and large simply don't care. alarimer Dec 2014 #9
And there is a deep hatred of Middle Eastern Muslims Algernon Moncrieff Dec 2014 #21
If it was just the Americans voters only, I would pick B Calm Dec 2014 #10
I thought the majority of Americans were more concerened with Kim & Kanye Algernon Moncrieff Dec 2014 #20
That was last week. Huge snakes swallowing people has them terrified B Calm Dec 2014 #22
Yup. 99Forever Dec 2014 #11
Torture? What torture? - nt KingCharlemagne Dec 2014 #13
I don't think anyone knows what to do with the information The2ndWheel Dec 2014 #16
You're right, they don't know what to do, and they can't see it from their house Algernon Moncrieff Dec 2014 #19
A majority believe it is "often" or "sometimes" justifiable, according to Nate Silver Recursion Dec 2014 #23
Americans have apparently grown more supportive of torture over the last decade. stranger81 Dec 2014 #25
Yup. They timed the release of the report as well as they possibly could. merrily Dec 2014 #29
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