Monday, December 05, 2005

As for everyone

Wouldn't want to get sent to an Egyptian torture chamber:

The CIA inspector general is investigating a growing number of what it calls "erroneous renditions," according to several former and current intelligence officials.

One official said about three dozen names fall in that category; others believe it is fewer. The list includes several people whose identities were offered by al Qaeda figures during CIA interrogations, officials said. One turned out to be an innocent college professor who had given the al Qaeda member a bad grade, one official said.

"Rendition" is the polite way of talking about sending our prisoners to other nations so that they can torture the prisoner for us.

Of course, the bad information itself probably resulted from torture, or just incompetent procedures for verifying information.