November 5, 2009

Italy Renders Damning Verdict on CIA

Britta Sandberg, Der Spiegel

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A court in Milan has delivered its verdict in the spectacular trial of several CIA agents involved in the 2003 kidnapping of the Islamist Abu Omar. Some 23 American agents received prison terms after being found guilty in absentia. The court's decision is a condemnation of the anti-terror policies of George W. Bush.

The same verdict was repeated 25 times: guilty. But it wasn't just the accused who were being condemned -- the court's decision was also an unmistakable verdict on American anti-terrorist practices under former US President George W. Bush.

In the world's first trial involving the CIA's "extraordinary renditions" program since the Sept. 11 terror attacks, a court in the Italian city of Milan delivered a clear verdict. A total of 23 US...

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