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Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Wholly Ghosts 

Remember the good old days, when the United States used third parties to torture people for us? Now, it seems that we've become the subcontractors:
BRITAIN is asking the CIA to interrogate its terror suspects held at a network of secret detention centres to help to identify the masterminds behind the London bombings.

Investigators need to discover who first came up with the plan for suicide attacks on London’s transport system, and if more bombings are imminent.

For that sort of information Britain’s security agencies have turned to their US counterparts and the most closely guarded captives on Earth. Some of al-Qaeda’s most notorious figures are being interrogated in underground jails or on warships beyond the reach of US or international law....

Jack Straw, the Foreign Secretary, has said that Britain cannot ignore intelligence from prisoners whom civil liberty groups complain have been subjected to torture.

(Via Whatever It Is, I'm Against It.)

 

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