Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Very interesting story

A court in Germany has ordered the arrest of 13 people suspected of being involved in the abduction of a German national who says he was kidnapped and tortured by the CIA, state prosecutors said on Wednesday.
[Arrests are ordered] on suspicion of falsely imprisoning and causing grievous bodily harm to Khaled el-Masri, a German of Lebanese descent.
German NDR state television said the 13 suspects were CIA employees, according to its own research. It said the majority of them were in the United States.
Since no one seems willing/able to hold the Administration to account for it's constitutional violations, perhaps trials such as this will bring the CIA and Defense Dept. back in line in terms of human rights abuses.
Americans have traditionally believed in limited government.  Failures to keep government limited have never led to good outcomes in our history.  Our present failure to preserve limited government has not had and will not have good outcomes either.    Morally and strategically, those who have participated in 'reditions' leading to torture and mistreatment must be prosecuted.

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