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Thoughts? Italian judge found 23 Americans guilty

MILAN — An Italian judge found 23 Americans and two Italians guilty Wednesday in the kidnapping of an Egyptian terror suspect, delivering the first legal convictions anywhere in the world against people involved in the CIA's extraordinary renditions program.

Human rights groups hailed the decision and pressed President Barack Obama to repudiate the Bush administration's practice of abducting terror suspects and transferring them to third countries where torture was permitted.

The Obama administration ended the CIA's interrogation program and shuttered its secret overseas jails in January but has opted to continue the practice of extraordinary renditions.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 5:02 PM on Nov. 4, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • If they kidnapped the man, then yes, by all means convict them. We have laws and rules (including internationally) for a REASON. If people choose to ignore those rules, they should be prepared to pay the price.
    Anouck

    Answer by Anouck at 5:40 PM on Nov. 4, 2009

  • Funny Bush didn't start rendition. It was started by Reagan and Clinton expanded it over 75 people were taken with this during Clintons years as President. Bush continued it and Obama is keeping it as well. So whoever wrote this story clearly has an ax to grind with Bush when he was not the father of this and Obama who is our current President has defended the practice.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:05 PM on Nov. 4, 2009

  • Funny Bush didn't start rendition. It was started by Reagan and Clinton expanded it over 75 people were taken with this during Clintons years as President. Bush continued it and Obama is keeping it as well. So whoever wrote this story clearly has an ax to grind with Bush when he was not the father of this and Obama who is our current President has defended the practice.


    Wrote what story? There was a trial

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:50 PM on Nov. 4, 2009

  • The Obama administration ended the CIA's interrogation program and shuttered its secret overseas jails in January but has opted to continue the practice of extraordinary renditions.


    Because rendition is only considered torture if a Repub is in office.  Go Obama!  *sarcasm*

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:57 PM on Nov. 4, 2009

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