Saturday, April 25, 2009

Enablers of Fascism: Right-wing blogs claim "Americans don't want an investigation of how the Bush administration treated terrorism suspects"

No Nazi Left Behind: Obviously, I don't agree with this Good German garbage. The far-right is running on desperation, and makes all kinds of ridiculous, McCainesque claims these days. Rasmussen Reports is citing the results of its own telephone survey, and Lord knows how many statistical outrages were committed to achieve these distorted numbers. Who did Rasmussen call? The Cheney family? - AC

Americans believe Obama's release of CIA memos endangers national security
April 24, 2009

Rasmussen finds 58% of Americans believe the Obama administration’s recent release of CIA memos endangers the national security of the United States.

Sizable majorities of Republicans and unaffiliated voters say the release of the CIA memos about the interrogations hurts national security. Democrats are evenly divided on whether the release hurt national security or helped the image of the United States abroad.

Other findings:

Americans don't want an investigation of how the Bush administration treated terrorism suspects. Only 28% think the Obama administration should do any further investigating of how the Bush administration treated terrorism suspects. Fifty-eight percent (58%) are opposed. Democrats are evenly divided over whether further investigation is necessary. Seventy-seven percent (77%) of Republicans and 62% of voters not affiliated with either major party are against more investigating.

Just 42% of all voters say terrorism suspects were tortured by the United States, unchanged from October 2007. Most Democrats (54%) and a plurality of unaffiliated voters (46%) believe the United States did torture terrorism suspects. Fifty-five percent (55%) of Republican voters do not believe torture was used.

No wonder President Obama is now backing away from investigating the Bush Administration.