Half believe CIA interrogation methods justified: poll

A man crosses the Central Intelligence Agency logo in the lobby of CIA Headquarters in Langley, Virginia, August 14, 2008About half of Americans believe that the CIA was justified in its harsh interrogation methods of “war on terror” detainees, a poll found Monday, days after a damning US report revealed harrowing details of torture. The US Senate report released last week said the Central Intelligence Agency’s interrogation of Al-Qaeda suspects, including beatings, rectal rehydration and sleep deprivation, was far more brutal than acknowledged and did not produce useful intelligence.

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