The kidnapping policy |

The kidnapping policy

The Bush administration has a secret program to kidnap suspected (keyword: “suspected”) terrorists from any place in the world, including the United States, and transfer them to foreign countries for interrogation. This secret program, known as “Rendition,” was reported by The New York Times, other news agencies and documented by 60 Minutes.

Individuals are kidnapped and detained in a foreign country so they can be interrogated outside of U.S. law. These countries have interrogation techniques reminiscent of the Middle Ages. This translates to: Indefinite detention, torture, or just plan murder.

The administration’s justification for this program is to get “suspected terrorists” off the street. The rule of law does not apply. If the administration “suspects” an individual, it can avoid the courts by applying vigilante justice and resorting to kidnapping: the individual simply disappears.

Kidnapping and torture are against U.S. law; condoning, or turning a blind eye, to these acts by our government is not in our best interest.

If the government will kidnap and hide “suspected” individuals to circumvent U.S. law, what is to prevent you or me from being “suspected” next? We would be denied access to the courts. We would just disappear.

Scary. You bet.

RK Slack

Penn Valley

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