Most Americans think ‘innocent until proven guilty’ only applies to Americans

Gallup poll: Nearly two-thirds of Americans (65%) think the U.S. government should use drones to launch airstrikes in other countries against suspected terrorists. Americans are, however, much less likely to say the U.S. should use drones to launch airstrikes in other countries against U.S. citizens living abroad who are suspected terrorists (41%); to launch airstrikes in the U.S. against suspected terrorists living here (25%); and to launch airstrikes in the U.S. against U.S. citizens living here who are suspected terrorists (13%).

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2 thoughts on “Most Americans think ‘innocent until proven guilty’ only applies to Americans

  1. rosemerry

    I saw another poll showing that the USA, (followed by the UK just over 50%), was the ONLY country, including all the Europeans, to agree that drones were justifiable. Greece was lowest at 5% approval, but nearly every country had vast majorities against drones. As usual, the USA (Israel was not included) is on its own.

  2. BillVZ

    Related post-
    Glenn Greenwald comments on the same issue in his Guardian UK column today. Worth a read.

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