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donsu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:53 AM
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Jet used by Crist (Fl.) has unusual history - torture plane

http://www.heraldtribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=...


The private jet used by Republican gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist this weekend for a tour of the state has ties to the CIA and the war on terror.

Under its previous owner, the jet was leased to the CIA to carry a suspected terrorist to another country where he was tortured, according to the Amnesty International Web site.

The plane's current owner is Stuart Lasher, a Tampa businessman and friend of Crist's. He said he wasn't aware of the CIA's use of the plane when he bought it in 2004.

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Crist's campaign is paying Lasher for the use of the plane, which carried Crist supporters, including U.S. Sens. Mel Martinez, R-Fla., and John McCain, R-Ariz., to Pensacola, Orlando, Miami and Jacksonville.

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The Amnesty International Web site says the plane, identified by its tail number, was used to transfer a Canadian man from the United States to Jordan, where he was tortured.
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McCain in a torture plane - hope it gave him nightmares

of course Lasher knew the history of the plane.
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