Monday, February 2, 2009

Obama to allow "torture flights?"

The media is reporting that President Barack Obama is allowing the so-called "torture flights" in which suspects are flown to countries that practice torture.

These flights known as "renditions" caused an uproar after it was revealed that the CIA had conducted some 1,200 flights to secret prisons in Poland and Romania.

However, the Obama administration has said that it is reviewing the rendition policy to see if the practice can be accomplished without subjecting people to torture.

One administration official was quoted by the Los Angeles Times as saying: “The legal advisers working on this looked at rendition. It is controversial in some circles and kicked up a big storm in Europe. But if done within certain parameters, it is an acceptable practice.”

Obama set to allow Bush-era ‘torture flights’
Times of India, India - 58 minutes ago
According to a detailed reading of the executive orders signed by Obama on January 22, renditions have not been outlawed, with the new administration ...
Renditions still allowed under new Obama directive Dallas Morning News
Obama maintains foreign renditions Detroit Free Press

1 comment:

Anonymous said... It may surprise you exactly how close we are to failing as a nation.

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