Whenever I find myself believing the country has a moral compass, I go ahead and read YouTube comments to totally remind me that the country never had any compass to begin with. Our leaders lacking any moral understanding (unless the Koch Brothers buy moral understanding) is well-established, so perhaps it shouldn’t come as much surprise that the miserably uninformed (now known as “low-information” voters) or blissfully misinformed that voted them in shouldn’t have any either.
Regarding the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on the CIA going all frat boy meets Marquis de Sade following the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, a Pew Research Center poll found that roughly 51% of the public says they think the CIA methods were justified, compared with just 29% who say they were not justified.
I guess Americans will be shoving their gifts and holiday feast up their loved ones asses.
Not surprisingly, the poll tilts wildly when it comes to party. For example, a sizable majority of self-described Republicans (76%) felt the method of torture were justified. On the contrary, only 39 percent of Democrats felt the methods were justified, with 46% disagreeing. This can only mean that they will be happy when Republicans make cuts to rectal feeding stamps, no?
The most telling (and disturbing) result, however, had to do with the release of the report itself. For example, 43 percent of respondents were more upset with the release of the gruesome findings more so than the report itself, which can only mean that these people think turpentine is an energy drink or Dick Cheney is using his mind-control device on these people. After all, getting upset at Diane Feinstein for releasing the report is like hating on the college girl for fingering the football rapist and ruining the team’s season. Click here to read the entire Pew Research results.