Torture: It is “Who We Are”
CIA Torture was “contrary to who we are”
— Barack Obama
Well, it was just a matter of time till the pollsters revealed that yes, it is who we are. And this is how the rest of the world sees us.
In a WaPo-ABC News poll out today, it appears that the subversion of American morality has been completed:
A majority of Americans believe that the harsh interrogation techniques used on terrorism suspects after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks were justified, even as about half the public says the treatment amounted to torture, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.
By an almost 2-1 margin, or 59-to-31 percent, those interviewed support the CIA’s brutal methods, with the vast majority of supporters saying they produced valuable intelligence.
In general, 58 percent say the torture of suspected terrorists can be justified “often” or “sometimes.”
This is a sad day for America, and those Americans who disapproved of our military “strategy.” Our chickens will inevitably come home to roost, as any nation of torturers will eventually pay the price for its evil. Today I am not proud to call myself an “American.”