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Monday Poll results: A sharp divide on the CIA torture report

CIA Director John Brennan responds to the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report.
CIA Director John Brennan responds to the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report. Associated Press

On Monday we asked for your thoughts on aspects of the recent Senate committee report on the CIA and torture during the post-9/11 era.

Here’s what you told us, based on more than 450 responses.

1) Actually, the CIA tactics were not torture. They were reasonable to use after terrorist attacks left the nation on edge on Sept. 11, 2001.

Strongly agree 40%

Somewhat agree 6%

Somewhat disagree 2%

Strongly disagree 51%

2) These interrogation methods embarrassed the United States.

Strongly agree 52%

Somewhat agree 6%

Somewhat disagre 8%

Strongly disagree 33%

3) The suspects who were tortured provided valuable information to the CIA and prevented other terror attacks.

Agree 46%

Disagree 54%

4) Those who ordered and committed illegal acts during this period should be held accountable.

Agree 55%

Disagree 45%

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