That's the bottom line from the Research 2000 poll, with 31 percent wanting an independent panel, 21 percent wanting a criminal probe and 22 percent wanting neither. Independents seem notably in favor of further investigation. The notion that maintaining the ban on torture - a key feature of Reagan Republicanism - is now a function of being on the hard left is merely an indication of how far to the authoritarian right the GOP has now gone. I remember when the first association with the right was freedom and limited government. Ha!

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