Crossposted at Daily Kos
We are about to learn exactly what was going on and where under the Bush/Cheney “Extra-ordinary” rendition program.
Lawyers for Binyam Mohamed, who spent some seven years in US custody, five of them at Guantanamo, say that Jeppesen UK, a subsidiary of Boeing, has agreed to the presentation of evidence about the “ghost flights” it allegedly operated for the CIA – off-the-grid private jets that transferred terrorist suspects to sites where they would be tortured.
Binyam Mohamed, if you recall, had his genitals mutilated by either the CIA or one of the host countries where he was tortured.
What could possibly justify genital mutilation, or even the torture program itself? It’s not like the Bush/Cheney Administration was above bald faced lying to us. In my opinion they did it because they can.
The Object of Torture IS Torture.
The Object of Power IS Power.