Thu Feb 7, 2013, 09:16 PM
rachel1 (538 posts)
Obama Adopts Bush's Extraordinary Renditions?
"The U.S. counterterrorism practice known as extraordinary rendition, in which suspects were quietly moved to secret prisons abroad and often tortured, involved the participation of more than 50 nations, according to a new report released Tuesday by the Open Society Foundations."*
Extraordinary renditions, or secretive kidnappings and imprisonments conducted on terror suspects were conducted under George W. Bush's presidency. Did Obama stop the practices? Not so much. Cenk Uygur breaks it down.
*Read more from Joshua Hersh/ Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/04/extraordinary-rendition-torture-report_n_2617809.html
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Thu Feb 7, 2013, 09:25 PM
BlueStreak (7,457 posts)
1. When I am in full agreement with Saxby Chambliss, we have a problem
Chambliss asked Brennan whether it was better to kill terrorists or capture and interrogate them. Brennan unequivocally said that it is better to capture them so that we can interrogate, getting information that might thwart other attacks.
So far, so good. Then Chambliss asked how many "American citizen terrorists" we have captures and interrogated in the 4 years Brennan has been on the job. Brennan launched into a spirited discussion, beaming proudly about how "out partners" have done a lot of this. It was really scary because we all know the translation: rendition and torture -- just like under Bush and Cheney.
And then Chambliss asked the question more precisely about how many of these "American terrorists" US personnel have captured and interrogated. Brennan was evasive, and only referred to cases where we "assisted". Chambliss asserted that there has been only one such case in the last 4 years, and he is probably right. But there have been thousands of people blasted into a cloud of bloody dust by these drone strikes that are subject to no oversight whatsoever.
I may never get another chance, so I'm saying it now. Thank you, Senator Chambliss.