The general public does support enhanced interrogation techniques. Americans have always been very keen on their own safety, regardless of the cost to other people or countries. No matter what it takes to get information out that can potentially save Americans, Americans will most likely be in favor of it.
The general public supports enhanced interrogation techniques if they will help make our lives safer. Most people are not terrorists and they will never have to face these new interrogation techniques. Of course, they feel it is appropriate to use extreme measures in order to prevent future terrorist attacks like 911.
It is sometimes necessary and imperative to use enhanced interrogation techniques and I think the general public would agree. In order to pursue justice and safety it is sometimes necessary to use enhanced interrogation techniques on people like criminals and terrorist. Without these tactics we could be putting innocent lives in danger.
Torture is wrong, plus it didn't get Osama bin Laden captured any sooner. Waterboarding simply makes prisoners blurt out false information faster just to get the torture over with. Sleep deprivation works much more effectively as prisoners get sloppy because they are too tired. The war on terror is over because bin Laden is dead--it's time to close Guantanamo Bay's prison.
I don't think they do, or at least I don't think that they should. If they knew what enhanced techniques entailed and if they saw someone being water boarded or read the stories of a person who has gone through it, they would probably not be so quick to say that it is something we should allow to go on.
A large proportion of the general population doesn't support enhanced interrogation techniques. By now, most people know that such a phrase is synonymous with torture. The average person doesn't support torture because it's unjust and unethical. With that in mind, a person shouldn't support the use of torture upon anyone.
No, the general public does not support enhanced interrogation techniques. I believe that most people would be against enhanced interrogation techniques. It is downright torture what is being done to get a confession from a suspect. Certain torture methods including hypothermia, stress positions and water boarding. Anyone who has to undergo that torture would surely confess to something they probably had not done. It would cause a lot more innocent people to be convicted.