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  •  Here's a poll I'd like to see. (none)
    If the Bush administration mistakenly believed that you, or your spouse, or your children, had information related to a terrorist organization, please rate how strongly you would support each of the following measures (1 indicating no support, 10 indicating very strongly support):
    1. The bush administration torturing you and/or your immediate family.
    2. The Bush administration hiding you and/or your immediate family in Guantanamo bay without any access to lawyers, hearing what you are being charged with, a court case, the right to confront your accuser, or any of those other legal niceties we now feel anyone the Bush administration decides to lock up in this manner isn't entitled to) for an indefinite period, probably lasting months or years.
    3. The bush administration sending you and/or your immediate family to the Republic of Ballclampia where, well, they're probably going to do what they're going to do.
    4. The bush administration spying on the private telephone conversations and emails of you and/or your immediate family without bothering to apply for a warrant (which could be even gotten retroactively within 72 hours and it would still be perfectly legal) or notifying you of the fact, before or afterward, and doing God knows what with the information they collect.

    The best part is, given the current, "where there's smoke there's fire" mentality most of the public seems to have thanks to out Republican demagogues, it is very likely that, just by asking these questions in frequent polls the public would start believing the Bush administration did this sort of thing.

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