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“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.
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.
Originally posted by JarheadFidelis
reply to post by PvtHudson
Politicians will say what they think people want to hear in order to get elected. Then, once in office, they only care about lining their pockets and securing their own financial future. People dont go into politics for the people. They go in for the power and money.
The term "torture by proxy" is used by some critics to describe situations in which the U.S. has transferred suspected terrorists to countries known to employ torture. It has been alleged that torture has been employed with the knowledge or acquiescence of the United States (a transfer of anyone to anywhere for the purpose of torture is a violation of US law), although Condoleezza Rice (then the United States Secretary of State) stated that: