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A Country of War Criminals

4:01 PM, May 6, 2009 • By MICHAEL GOLDFARB
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A majority of Americans approve of waterboarding and oppose investigations into the Bush administration's use of such techniques according to a new poll from CNN. The report:

A new national poll indicates that most Americans don't want to see an investigation of Bush administration officials who authorized harsh interrogation techniques on suspected terrorists, even though most people think such procedures were forms of torture.

Six in ten people questioned in a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Wednesday believe that some of the procedures, such as water boarding, were a form of torture, with 36 percent disagreeing.

But half the public approves of the Bush administration's decision to use of those techniques during the questioning of suspected terrorists, with 50 percent in approval and 46 percent opposed.

After all, at least half the country has had their head dunked in the toilet in grade school -- and the other half did the dunking.