Tuesday, December 06, 2005

The wrong man | Extraordinary Rendition Scandal Reaches New Heights: Rice on the Offensive in Europe Over Bush Administration's Use of "Torture Fligh

The Americans seem incapable of realizing when they have the wrong man.

You see, they elected Bush twice, (or not at all if you count the votes accurately, but that is another story). Maybe the bubble has burst and they will throw him out soon, but don't hold your breath.

Oddly, they do seem to have realised that they kidnapped the wrong man in Germany.

Now it is a big scandal. Read on in democracy now.

Democracy Now! | Extraordinary Rendition Scandal Reaches New Heights: Rice on the Offensive in Europe Over Bush Administration's Use of "Torture Flights": "Over the weekend, the Washington Post reported that the US admitted to German officials in May 2004 that the CIA had mistakenly imprisoned a German citizen for five months but asked the German government to remain quiet about it.

The man, Khaled El-Masri, was arrested in Macedonia on December 31, 2003. He says he was handed to US officials and flown to a secret prison in Afghanistan where he was held in appalling conditions and interrogated as a terrorism suspect. He was returned to Europe five months later when the CIA realized they had the wrong man."

1 Comments:

Blogger Marco Polo said...

Nice headline, tho I think the truth is there is a system in place (called "the organization") which precludes people from admitting mistakes. By contrast, you have a growing number of INDIVIDUALS, who have RETIRED FROM THEIR ORGANIZATIONS who are speaking out. As long as you're part of an organization (and government is one such), you can't speak the truth. Craig Murray is one recent example, as are the various EX-CIA/FBI/senators/generals, etc. who are speaking out.

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