Saturday, December 03, 2005

CIA Being Sued By The ACLU

I'm not overly fond of the CIA and the fishy smell of Wilson, Plame, and Goss's garbage, as well as the "inexplicable" and numerous leaks, but even the ACLU has gone too far when they sue the CIA. Despite some liberals' beliefs, we are in a war against terrorism and it is necessary to interrogate terrorists. If that means they need to be transported to other facilities then that's what needs to be done. The ACLU should have nothing to say about it. Do they not claim to be the AMERICAN Civil Liberities Union? Should they not restrict their interference to the US, even though we wish they would just shut up? Here is what they are claiming:
"The lawsuit will charge that CIA officials at the highest level violated US and universal human rights laws when they authorised agents to abduct an innocent man, detain him incommunicado, beat him, drug and transport him to a secret CIA prison in Afghanistan," the ACLU said in a news release.

The release identified the jail as the "Salt Pit".

The group did not provide the name or nationality of the plaintiff, saying only that he would appear at a news conference next week to reveal details of the lawsuit.

The ACLU also wants to name corporations which it accuses of owning and operating the aircraft used to transport detainees secretly from country to country.

The highly secretive process is known as "extraordinary rendition" whereby intelligence agencies move and interrogate terrorism suspects outside the US, where they have no American legal protection.

It has become extremely controversial, the BBC's Adam Brookes in Washington reports.

Some individuals have claimed they were flown by the CIA to countries like Syria and Egypt, where they were tortured.

The US government and its intelligence agencies maintain that all their operations are conducted within the law and they will no doubt fight this case vigorously, our correspondent says.

He says they will not want to see US intelligence officers forced publicly to defend their actions and they will not want to see one of their most secret procedures laid bare in open court.
Well of course there will be claims of torture whether they are true or not. The terrorists know that the mere appearance of impropriety will bring the wrath of the left down on the right and further widen the chasm between the two. Whatever happened to the wartime premise of "loose lips sink ships?" Oh, that's right, it went out with the big-mouthed, America-bashing, anti-Vietnam groups. You know, the groups led by and promoted by people like Jane Fonda and John Kerry. There are certain security issues involved with war that must be kept secret. In this age of 24-hour cable news and free exchange of information over the Internet, it is even more important to keep national secrets, secret. The ACLU is proving that it doesn't care about American National Security. They would rather defend the terrorist who would happily kill you.

h/t: Stop the ACLU and Sondrak

Not surprising, but the quoted information is provided by the "America loving"

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