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Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Yet More Investigations

The CIA's inspector general is investigating up to 10 erroneous rendition cases, according to the AP (via MSNBC).
Some 100 to 150 people have been snatched up since 9/11. Government officials say the action is reserved for those considered by the CIA to be the most serious terrorist suspects....

For instance, someone may be grabbed wrongly or, after further investigation, may not be as directly linked to terrorism as initially believed.
It is good that the CIA is directly investigating these potential errors. But how do you put the genie back into the bottle once you've opened the stopper to allowing other nations to do your dirty work, in contravention of US laws and ethics? How do we walk ourselves back from the edge?