Bush’s Fourth Term

Promises to be a lot like the first three.

Aggie reported the other day that FISA warrantless wiretapping would continue for another five years—to the sound of deafening silence from the Democrat-Media Complex.

But that’s child’s play next to rendition:

The three European men with Somali roots were arrested on a murky pretext in August as they passed through the small African country of Djibouti. But the reason soon became clear when they were visited in their jail cells by a succession of American interrogators.

U.S. agents accused the men — two of them Swedes, the other a longtime resident of Britain — of supporting al-Shabab, an Islamist militia in Somalia that Washington considers a terrorist group. Two months after their arrest, the prisoners were secretly indicted by a federal grand jury in New York, then clandestinely taken into custody by the FBI and flown to the United States to face trial.

The secret arrests and detentions came to light Dec. 21 when the suspects made a brief appearance in a Brooklyn courtroom.

The men are the latest example of how the Obama administration has embraced rendition — the practice of holding and interrogating terrorism suspects in other countries without due process — despite widespread condemnation of the tactic in the years after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

“In a way, rendition has become even more important than before,” said Clara Gutteridge, director of the London-based Equal Justice Forum, a human rights group that investigates national security cases and that opposes the practice.

Hey, I know! Let’s make a movie about the abhorrent practice! Call it “Rendition”.

Well then, how about a sequel? Call it “Extraordinary Rendition”.

Anyhow, not to worry. This ain’t your grandpappy’s rendition:

Because of the secrecy involved, it is not known how many renditions have taken place during Obama’s first term. But his administration has not disavowed the practice. In 2009, a White House task force on interrogation and detainee transfers recommended that the government be allowed to continue using renditions, but with greater oversight, so that suspects were not subject to harsh interrogation techniques, as some were during the George W. Bush administration.

“Greater oversight”. Like putting government on C-Span, right President Obama?

What about it, Libs? Don’t make me unleash my crickets!

4 Comments »

  1. Joe said,

    January 2, 2013 @ 12:59 pm

    For once I have to agree with the government, extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures.Stop pussyfooting around with terrorism and hit them hard, if a mistake is made , say sorry and compensate the poor sod who got renditioned. The west is facing an enemy the likes of which we have never before seen, they have no morals, they play by no rules , they feel f**k all for our value system, they are evil beyond the telling of it , as a man in the street I don’t want to know the details just as Jack Nicholson says in ” a few good men ” he stands his watch so that people like us can sleep safely in our beds.Mistakes will be made just like the little girl whose village got Napalmed.

  2. Buck O'Fama said,

    January 2, 2013 @ 2:02 pm

    Joe, that’s not the point. If this policy is correct now, it was also correct when Bush did it. If it was the WRONG policy then, it’s still the wrong policy. When are we going to see the Democrat/Media/Leftist complex (a) admit that they were wrong during the Bush Administration for comparing him to Hitler and fantasizing about him being assassinated over these policies -or- (b) treat Barack Obama the same way for continuing these policies. We haven’t seen either so we have to assume that all that hand-wringing over “policie states” and “moving on, already” during the Bush years was just a manipulative, cynical ploy to gain power and had nothing to do with principled opposition and/or a devotion to civil rights.

  3. Bloodthirsty Liberal said,

    January 2, 2013 @ 7:40 pm

    Exactly, Buck.

    - Aggie

  4. Joe said,

    January 3, 2013 @ 2:08 am

    Agree

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