70% ♥ Guantanamo, 83% ♥ drone assassinations, 79% ♥ drone assassinations of Americans

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70% ♥ Guantanamo, 83% ♥ drone assassinations, 70% ♥ drone assassinations of Americans

Washington Post/ABC poll – 4 February 2012

13. Changing topics, thinking about the following decisions of the Obama administration, please tell me whether you strongly approve, somewhat approve, somewhat disapprove, or strongly disapprove.

  • a. Keeping open the prison at Guantanamo Bay for terrorist suspects
  • b. The drawdown of U.S. troops from Afghanistan
  • c. The use of unmanned, “drone” aircraft against terrorist suspects overseas

14. (If approve of drone aircraft) What if those suspected terrorists are American citizens living in other countries? In that case do you approve or disapprove of the use of drones?

  approve disapprove no opinion
no. total strongly somewhat total strongly somewhat
13a 70 42 28 24 12 13 5
13b 78 56 23 19 10 9 2
13c 83 59 23 11 7 4 6
14 79 17 4

Ok. The Washington Post/ABC poll stuck in the ‘somewhat’ category to muddy the waters. Still… have you ever seen a more brutal collection of smiling young drones in your life?

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