Friday, April 24, 2009

O'Reilly Exploits 9/11 Victims To Gain Support For Torture!

I am not sure where this poll that Bill quotes comes from, or whether or not it represents a change in American public opinion. It's certainly at odds with other polls which I have come across.

Even as Americans struggle with two wars and an economy in tatters, a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll finds majorities in favor of investigating some of the thorniest unfinished business from the Bush administration: Whether its tactics in the "war on terror" broke the law.

Close to two-thirds of those surveyed said there should be investigations into allegations that the Bush team used torture to interrogate terrorism suspects and its program of wiretapping U.S. citizens without getting warrants.
Almost four in 10 favor criminal investigations and about a quarter want investigations without criminal charges. One-third said they want nothing to be done.

But for Bill to bring on victims of 9-11, and to use them as proponents of torture, really is a new low. Now, if one opposes torture, you are disrespecting the victims of 9-11? Is that really the argument which Bill is now seeking to make?

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