About Half See CIA Interrogation Methods as Justified

Following the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on CIA interrogation practices in the period following the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, 51% of the public says they think the CIA methods were justified, compared with just 29% who say they were not justified; 20% do not express an opinion.

The new national survey by the Pew Research Center, conducted Dec. 11-14 among 1,001 adults, finds that amid competing claims over the effectiveness of CIA interrogation methods, 56% believe they provided intelligence that helped prevent terrorist attacks, while just half as many (28%) say they did not provide this type of intelligence…

More graphs and details at the link.

  • Exile1981

    I see the decision to release the report as nothing other than a political slap by the left.

    • Clausewitz

      Just another blame Bush trope. Notice according to Feinstein it all happened “”10″” years ago. I guess Obama’s killing though the use of unmanned aircraft and the collateral damage is OK by the Dems.

      • Exile1981

        She is a very objectionable lady, every time she speaks it’s to blame others or claim she didn’t know. Her and Obama are like to soulless parodies of human beings. There is evidence she and most other dems knew about the interrogation and signed off on it but just now decided to blame the right for the actions they approved.

        They are nothing if not predictable.

  • Xavier

    Pure distraction. When in the last 6 years have polls or public opinion mattered one iota?

    • Minicapt

      14 Oct 2008
      04 Nov 2008.


  • WalterBannon

    The problem with the CIA is that they left these terrorists alive when they should have killed them once they got what they could from them