The Military and Torture

This is an online poll so the usual caveat. But it's in the Military Times, an outlet without that many general readers. With over 5,000 responses from readers, over 50 percent believe torture is legitimate simply "to gather vital information." Another 20 percent support it to save troops' lives. Those two categories basically make torture an option for all soldiers in a dangerous war-zone. Six years after Bush's approval, 70 percent of Military Times readers endorse torture - not even the newspeak "enhanced interrogation techniques" - as a routine military option. Congratulations, Mr President. Bonus congrats to Joel Surnow and Fox.