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Should a nation regarded as the “Brightest beacon of freedom”, be involved in Rendition (outsourced torture)?

Asked by Hypocrisy_Central (21389 points ) September 12th, 2011

The day of 9/11, or the day after, Mayor Giuliani said New York, and the US was attacked because the US was the brightest beacon of freedom and democracy. If the US is indeed that beacon, that stalwart example of justice and fair play, isn’t rendition hypocritical? Why not keep them stateside where protection against torture was more assured? If they were not to be tortured, why all the secrecy? Gitmo was not some big secret.

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flutherother's avatar

I don’t think people should ever torture one another or encourage others to do so and nations, whether they are brightest beacons of freedom or not should do the same.

Cruiser's avatar

I think all the secrecy was to hide from taxpayers the extravagant costs involved in flying these prisoners.

“as well as the $339,228.05 price tag for the journey” WTH!

XD's avatar

Yes, it is hypocritical. In fact, it’s practically the definition of hypocrisy.

zenvelo's avatar

Many of us have been saying that for 9 years and 10 months. Mr. Cheney would disagree with you.

And by the way, being in the U.S. or at Guantanamo was no guarantee against torture. A lot of water boarding took place at Guantanamo. Rendition just made it so people would disappear without having been recorded as prisoners.

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

Makes you wonder, if other nations will allow, (or maybe they do not know) the CIA to kidnap people off the streets and whisk them away to a black site for torture. If some nation thought some US citizens were up to doing dirt in their nation and wanted to kidnap them from US streets to be taken a way for torture, would the US do nothing if they knew, or even make a deal to allow it if a crony?

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