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5/26/2004

Flashpoint: Extraordinary Rendition

The New Republic Online: Outsourcing:

"The inquiry will spotlight a policy called 'extraordinary rendition,' in which the United States hands suspected terrorists over to authoritarian Muslim regimes. American officials say those regimes are better culturally equipped to elicit information from suspected Islamic militants. But there is little doubt that one of their primary 'cultural' tools is torture. As one American official told The Washington Post's Dana Priest and Barton Gellman, who broke the 'rendition' story in December 2002, 'We don't kick the shit out of them. We send them to other countries so they can kick the shit out of them.' "
We can expect the upcoming Canadian legal proceedings in the Maher Arar case to bury us further under the detritus of torture.

 

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