Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Waterboarding government

Is the Vast Rightwing Conspiracy's love affair with eastern European countries a result of their embrace of the "flat tax," their participation in Dubya's global collection of secret CIA detention/torture sites, or both? Today's Washington Post:

Although the CIA will not acknowledge details of its system, intelligence officials defend the agency's approach, arguing that the successful defense of the country requires that the agency be empowered to hold and interrogate suspected terrorists for as long as necessary and without restrictions imposed by the U.S. legal system or even by the military tribunals established for prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay.

The Washington Post is not publishing the names of the Eastern European countries involved in the covert program, at the request of senior U.S. officials. They argued that the disclosure might disrupt counterterrorism efforts in those countries and elsewhere and could make them targets of possible terrorist retaliation.

UPDATE 3 NOV: This Times of London article names Poland and Romania as the likely suspects. One a current EU member, and one prospective.

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