Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Iraq amnesia

Vox has a map showing "the 54 countries that helped the CIA with its torture-linked rendition program."

Inexplicably, Iraq is not on it.

Iraq is not only a documented rendition of at least one tortured detainee (Hassan Ghul), it also of itself became a raison d'ĂȘtre for the torture program, even though the war there bore no resemblance to the ticking bomb/attack on US scenarios that were being used to justify it.

UPDATE: Deadspin's amusing list of 46 Vox errors doesn't include this one, most likely because Vox itself still has not corrected it.