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What happens if extraordinary renditions are used against US terrorists?

So the Italian court is still attempting to get the USA to turn over the criminals that kidnapped an Italian citizen and trucked him off to Egypt for a year of torture. Imagine what would happen if the Italian Legal government had the same attitudes as ours?

Turns out that almost all of the kidnappers were US CIA or military folks, and (not surprisingly), the good old USA is refusing to turn them over to Italy for trials. “National Security” is supposedly at risk, even though the Italian prosecutor has already filed their names, addresses, cell phone numbers, credit cards, frequent flier accounts, etc in all of the publicly viewable (and often reported on) documents. There is one common point that this investigation shared with the US warrentless spying and anti-terrorism programs – ironically, the tools, methods, and technology used by te Italian investigators are EXACTLY the same tools as the US uses to track down supposed terrorists. Except in this case, the USA operatives are the terrorists.

So lets imagine Italy takes in to the next logical step, and instead of waiting for the USA to turn our terrorists over to them for trial, Italy decides to quietly kidnap them, put them on trial, and let them face the consequences for their crimes. You know, the “what’s good for the goose is good for the gander” thing… Can you imagine the Bush administration reacting to being subjected to the same methods that it uses against other nationals? Of course not. Still, it *is* a funny thought. Of course, expecting the US administration to be held accountable for *anything* these days is pretty funny.


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