Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Will Obama Say "I Screwed Up" About This?

Obama has decided to tell the American people one thing - that he will end torture and secret renditions - and do another - continue the Bush administration's torture and rendition policy. While he was saying "I screwed up" all over network news recently, he was screwing the American people in the background. Nice cover, Barack. Who gives a shit about Daschle's tax problems? Not me. I DO give a shit about the continuation of BushCo terrorism.

For in-depth legal analysis, multiple links and suitable outrage, read Glenn Greenwald's article,
Obama fails his first test on civil liberties and accountability -- resoundingly and disgracefully. Also read his follow-up article on the State Secrets Act: The 180-degree reversal of Obama's State Secrets position.

If you would like to read about the ACLU lawsuit against Jeppesen, a subsidiary of Boeing that assisted the CIA in its rendition program, read this article: ACLU Sues Jeppesen Dataplan for Participation in CIA Torture Flights. And watch this video to put a human touch to this terrible practice:

If you are interested in seeing the rendition map, here it is (click for larger image):

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