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The Obama Administration Goes Big On Extraordinary Rendition

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The Obama Administration Goes Big On Extraordinary Rendition

It Is More Important That We Pretend To Virtue Than That We Practice It

By: Dan McLaughlin (Diary)  |  October 6th, 2015


You may remember the great hue and cry during the Bush Administration – mostly from people who now support President Obama – over the terrible, horrible, no-good practice of “extraordinary rendition.” In a nutshell, this involved handing over suspected terrorists (and people with information useful to catching terrorists) to foreign governments that lack our scruples about torture and other forms of coercion in extracting information (in practice, often governments that had a far better claim to them than we did). Like so many things floridly condemned by Obama and his supporters, this practice has continued under President Obama in only cosmetically varied guises, but without much protest from Bush critics who were really only motivated to elect a Democrat. Indeed, Obama’s professed restrictions on U.S. interrogation and detention policy only increase his incentive to outsource the dirty work.

Read the whole post here : http://www.redstate.com/2015/10/06/obama-administration-goes-big-extraordinary-rendition/

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