Commentary Magazine


The Public Sides With Cheney

The latest Rasmussen poll tells us:

Fifty-eight percent (58%) of U.S. voters say waterboarding and other aggressive interrogation techniques should be used to gain information from the terrorist who attempted to bomb an airliner on Christmas Day. . . [while] just 30% oppose the use of such techniques, and another 12% are not sure.

Not only is the terrorist not being waterboarded, he’s clammed up. He’s a”defendant” now, fully Mirandized and with lawyers at his side. The Obami, we are told, were “hoping” he’ll cooperate.

Really, what must the average American think of an administration that facilitates non-collection of information? When the Obama administration lashes out at a former VP or insists that they are being true to our “values,”  it is entirely at odds with the American people. The voters are coming to the realization that their government isn’t doing what is needed to keep us safe. And they seem to value their own safety above some distorted notion that enemy combatants are entitled to be treated like common criminals.