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December 16, 2014

Guess Who Supports the CIA’s Interrogation Methods

According to the Pew Research Center, 51% of Americans think the CIA’s interrogation tactics were justified. “Opinions about the CIA’s post-9/11 interrogation methods are divided by race, gender and age,” Pew wrote. “Nearly six-in-ten whites (57%) say the methods were justified, while 26% say they were not justified. Blacks and Hispanics’ views are more divided: 42% of blacks say the methods were justified compared with 38% who say they were unjustified. Among Hispanics, 43% say the CIA’s methods were justified vs. 30% who think they were unjustified. … Men say the CIA’s interrogation methods were justified by a 57%-28% margin. Women are somewhat less supportive: 46% call the methods used by the CIA following the September 11th terrorist attacks justified, while 30% say they were unjustified.” While the Democrat Party line advocates the abolition of torture, the constituents the party says it represents contain broad swaths of people who support EITs for national security. It’s not the partisan issue Democrats claim it is. More…

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