Friday, February 6, 2009

"Rendition" vs. "Extraordinary rendition"

CIA director nominee Leon Panetta promises to stop the practice of "extraordinary rendition", while continuing the practice of "rendition".

When you're rotting in a Turkish prison, and you're beaten, starved and abused, is it any comfort that your rendition was plain old regular rendition, and not nasty evil Bush / Cheney extraordinary rendition?

Where is the ACLU? MoveOn? Andrew Sullivan?

Or, is torture only bad when you're honest about what you're doing and who's doing it for you?

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