A bit of change

Reason
by Michael C. Moynihan

03/03/08

The Obama administration wooed anti-war voters and the left flank of the Democratic Party with promises of shutting down Guantanamo Bay, CIA ‘black’ prisons, and prohibiting ‘coercive interrogation’ against Al Qaeda suspects — and has, within his first week in office, fulfilled these promises. But as is often the case with Obama, who disappointed supporters after flip-flopping on granting immunity to telecom companies involved in NSA wiretapping programs, things aren’t exactly how they seem. On Sunday, the Los Angeles Times pointed out that ‘Under executive orders issued by Obama recently, the CIA still has authority to carry out what are known as renditions, secret abductions and transfers of prisoners to countries that cooperate with the United States’...

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