Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Rendition - the subject is not going away

In an earlier blog I had mentioned that the habit of rendering a prisoner into foreign hands was not included in the McCain Anti Torture statute that was passed in Congress this past week. The Associated Press has just reported the following:

WASHINGTON - The CIA's independent watchdog is investigating fewer than 10 cases where terror suspects may have been mistakenly swept away to foreign countries by the spy agency, a figure lower than published reports but enough to raise some concerns.

By KATHERINE SHRADER, Associated Press Writer

You will note that if there are a possible ten cases that the CIA are investigating; how many more are there that have not been identified in the areas of control by the other alphabet soup agencies. Let's name a few shall we? The Defense Intelligence Agency who has the direct line of access anywhere we have troops on the ground, ie. Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan, South Korea, add in any country where we have military bases. The military intelligence apparatus in each separate service, ie. Office of Naval Intelligence, Air Force Security Service, Army Intelligence, and let's not forget the NSA which can tap, listen, document and add to the intelligence findings that add a person to the possible rendition list. It seems that everytime the administration attempts to mitigate the story we turn over another rock finding more questions that require investigation by a free press.

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