Tuesday, February 20, 2007

U.S. Can Treat Foreigners with Impunity

Here’s a message America doesn’t need to send to the world at the moment. The United States government can pluck you off a street anywhere in the world, rendition your potential terrorist behind, and lock you away “in the tropics” for as long as it feels like it.

To top it off, the U.S. made numerous “potential terrorist” identity errors since 2001. American intelligence officials have been criminally indicted in Germany and Italy for such “boo boos”. No U.S. court will take their civil suits as it would reveal important state secrets like the person who booked them into oceanfront chain link cells at Guantanamo Bay. That they bear a remarkable resemblence to Vice President Cheney is merely a coincidence.

For those still detained, a federal appeals court agreed no U.S. court should hear their case. The question is whether V.P. Cheney will no longer have “other priorities” when it comes to military service. Will he enlist to become the military's hanging judge? He should have plenty of free time as the Saudis no longer want to meet with him. Stranger things have happened…

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