George Bush has admitted that the CIA has detained terrorist suspects in prisons around the world, although he didn’t go so far as to admit that many were in Eastern Europe. Bush explained:
“Were it not for this program, our intelligence community believes that al Qaeda and its allies would have succeeded in launching another attack against the American homeland. By giving us information about terrorist plans we could not get anywhere else, this program has saved innocent lives.”
That’s good. Hard to argue with a positive outcome, so I wont.
Instead, I’ll ask – what is it about global CIA prisons that makes them a better choice than US prisons?
I can only surmise that CIA prisons in Europe are a better choice because they are further away from the arms of the US justice system. Prisoners in these shadowy jails can be interrogated in a somewhat more liberal manner than they could be back in the States.
Out of sight, out of mind, as it were.