cillizzaweb0518Chris Cilizza, on torture:

Asked whether such tactics were justified, 53 percent of the overall sample said they wereand 34 percent said they were not. […]

On the question of whether such techniques have yielded information that has made the country safer, 52 percent of all respondents said they had while 39 percent said they had not.

It doesn’t matter if 53 percent or 100 percent of the respondents think torture is justified.  It’s a federal crime.  It’s an international crime. And we are required by treaty to prosecute everyone involved.

Cilizza Uses GOP Poll to Claim that ‘Most’ Americans Say Torture is ‘Justified’ [ThinkProgress]

If there was any doubt in your mind, Rachel’s clear explanation of how we became a nation of torturers will erase it.

Part 2 after the jump:

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from the Christian Science Monitor:

Vice President Cheney was in Laramie, Wyoming over the weekend (where his approval rating is still above freezing) stumping for Republican candidates when he announced his support for McCain.

That’s right – Dick Cheney.  The old curmudgeon surprised us again!  One day he’s shouting obscenities on the Senate floor, the next he’s running the country even though we never elected him president, and now he’s endorsing people who probably want nothing to do with him. With both the President and the Vice-President behind him, McCain cannot lose.  The amazing thing is that Obama then ran a negative ad about it that mocked the event.  He’s disparaging a sitting Veep because he hates America with the passion of a thousand French waiters.
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