Saturday, February 2, 2013

Really? This Sort of Conduct is Not Acceptable?

This interesting news from a back page bit at the Los Angeles Times:

"A Milan appeals court vacated acquittals for a former CIA station chief and two other Americans, and instead convicted them in the 2003 abduction of an Egyptian terrorism suspect from a Milan street as part of the CIA's extraordinary rendition program.

The decision means that all 26 Americans tried in absentia for the abduction now have been found guilty.

The ongoing trials...brought the first convictions anywhere in the world against CIA agents involved in a practice alleged to have led to torture."

Stunning!  Who knew that there is a country anywhere on Earth that actually thinks that kidnapping and torture are crimes?  They certainly don't appear to be in the United States, at least when carried out by our government.  And thanks, Barack, for letting your predecessors set the precedent that such things are just fine.  And you know what?  I guess they are, or the President would have had the justice department do something about the situation.

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