As we heard earlier, Governor Mitt Romney is criticizing the Obama administration for not doing enough to curb the influence of Al-Qaeda around the globe.
In the past, the Bush administration was criticized for allowing the use of torture to interrogate suspected terrorists. Controversial techniques included waterboarding, sleep deprivation and sexual humiliation.
But a new poll suggests Americans may be less concerned about the use of torture than they were in the past.
Professor Amy Zegart, senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and an expert on national security issues, produced the poll. She joins the show to talk about her findings.