Poll: 58 Percent of Americans Want Underwear Bomber To Be Tortured

A new Rasmussen poll reveals that 58% of people polled would like to see Flight 253 bombing suspect Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab tortured for information. It is not just an indictment of our values but another byproduct of President Obama’s blocking of any independent investigation and prosecution of torture under the Bush Administration. By protecting Bush officials, Obama is reinforcing their argument that such measures are merely controversial and not crimes.

The poll asked individuals: “Should waterboarding and other aggressive interrogation techniques be used to gain information from the suspected bomber?” The result was 58% yes, to only 30% who said no. I was asked the same question during this segment of The Situation Room.

What is astonishing is that this poll occurred virtually as people were leaving for churches and synagogues to celebrate the holidays. I guess that walking on water thing was just a prelude to waterboarding the Pharisees.

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160 thoughts on “Poll: 58 Percent of Americans Want Underwear Bomber To Be Tortured

  1. Elaine M.
    1, January 4, 2010 at 8:17 am
    “ThirtyPercenter–

    I wonder if this poll of 1,000 likely voters is truly indicative of what Americans think. I certainly hope it isn’t”

    Me too.

    Maybe we’ll get lucky and find out the poll was conducted at a trailer park in Alabama.

  2. ThirtyPercenter,

    I’ve seen the Alabama Trailer Park data.

    They withheld it citing sample space corruption. That and no one would believe 120% of Americans what the underwear bomber tortured. Except FAUXNews and their mathiness, of course.

    And really. Isn’t being known as The Underwear Bomber torture in its own right?

    What’s next? The Brassier Brawler? The Panty Pimpernel? The Thong Assassin?

    (Note to Self: Contact Vivid Productions in re possible porn title – Thong Assassin. Absurd but titillating. Hm. On second though, contact CNN in re possible Nancy Grace episode. Or both.)

  3. Buddah,

    And they only have one set of Human DNA for the entire state. They have been able to determine which is animal DNA once and for all. It was difficult as the sheep would not stand still too long.

  4. Byron,

    I think you’re missing the point. Communism fails because it doesn’t take into account that people are sometimes lazy, self interested, and power hungry; your own bias is to over look that people are not always rational or self interested. Either way the main failing is the ignoring of human nature.

    Look at it this way: evolution isn’t always about individuals survival. Just as often it’s about the survival of the group. That’s why sickle cell anemia is so common in Africa. A single copy of the gene helps to provide a limited sort of immunity to Malaria (to risk over-simplification). So it benefits the group as a whole if a certain percentage has a copy of the genes that (I think it’s around 30%). The same goes for what we’d call personality traits. That includes being greedy, being a gossip (it helps establish in a group who can be relied upon and who can’t), aggressiveness, self sacrifice, etc. It benefits the group (probably around the size of the small tribes that were common for the development of humanity) for a certain number to be rationally self interested and another percentage to be selfless and charitable, and some mix of the two to be gossips, etc. so that’s how we’re wired in general.

    Any philosophy that acts like that isn’t true is just as doomed to failure as one that thinks people don’t need to eat.

  5. I love it, I’m Wayne, I’m Duh, hey maybe I’m Jim Burns baby Burns.

    Maybe I am white, maybe I’m black, maybe, I’m mistizo, mulatto, half breed,wetback,beaner.

    I may be all those things, including Monkey but there’s one thing I am for sure.

    I am laughing my ass off.

    Sometimes things have to be destroyed in order to rebuild.

  6. I see on another thread, a commenter is trying to decipher another commenters disposition. Is it his health? He responds that physically he’s fine except for the stress.

    You should get that checked out. Stress can make the walls crack, which leads to the pipes breaking.

    Hello, it’s me
    I’ve thought about us for a long, long time
    Maybe I think too much but something’s wrong
    There’s something here that doesn’t last too long
    Maybe I shouldn’t think of you as mine

  7. We are going to find out just how open and transparent this administration is with the open letter of C-Span to the Whitehouse.

  8. You miss the point bdatroll.

    Your name is irrelevant.

    You all represent the same thing.

    The enemy within.

    The one’s who started a war for money.

    The one’s who pissed on the Constitution.

    The one’s who help the outside enemy recruit by advocating torture.

    A name? What’s in a name. A treasonous traitor by any other name is still you and the people you support.

    You’re the modern American Nazis.

  9. The head of C-SPAN has implored Congress to open up the last leg of health care reform negotiations to the public, as top Democrats lay plans to hash out the final product among themselves.

    C-SPAN CEO Brian Lamb wrote to leaders in the House and Senate Dec. 30 urging them to open “all important negotiations, including any conference committee meetings,” to televised coverage on his network.

    “The C-SPAN networks will commit the necessary resources to covering all of the sessions LIVE and in their entirety,” he wrote.

    Lamb urged Congress in his letter to fling open the doors in the final stretch of the negotiations.

    “President Obama, Senate and House leaders, many of your rank-and-file members, and the nation’s editorial pages have all talked about the value of transparent discussions on reforming the nation’s health care system,” he wrote. “Now that the process moves to the critical stage of reconciliation between the chambers, we respectfully request that you allow the public full access, through television, to legislation that will affect the lives of every single American.”

  10. Laugh all you want. I like it when the butt of a joke laughs at it, especially for the wrong reasons. My point is proven. You are the enemy within BY ANY NAME.

    Do you get it now, Mr. Torture Aids The Terrorists? What people call you is irrelevant if they see your true nature: evil.

    You know Mussolini was laughing right until they hung him from a lamp post. I suspect your boy Cheney will be doing the same thing.

  11. we respectfully request that you allow the public full access, through television, to legislation that will affect the lives of every single American.”

    This will be key to whatever decision this administration makes.
    Obumbo campaigned that this would be his approach to the healthcare debate. Will this be another broken promise and more proof of a shadow government or will it be the most transparent administration ever. I doubt the transparent thing, Obumbo won’t even show the original data, he wants to hide the decline.

    Maybe he should force Rasmussen to hire Professor Michael Mann to hide the decline in his approval numbers.

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    Por tu d jefe,jefe, tu inteindes, to habla espanol

  13. Elaine:

    “She says she’s ready for a revolution!
    I say she’s ready for an institution”

    sublimer words were never written🙂

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