White House Clarifies Torture Policies
Today the White House clarified its stance on rendition, the practice in which the Central Intelligence Agency deported suspected terrorists to nations known to have engaged in torture.
“We did not hand over suspects to foreign nations to be tortured,” said White House spokesperson
McClelland’s statement followed a report in the New York Times, which alleged the
For the first time, the White House clarified what constitutes a terror suspect. Though McClelland said the rules were quite complex, they did generally include frequent purchasers of Pita Pocket sandwiches and anyone wearing traditional Arab dress, which may also include individuals wearing a bath towel at the time of their arrest.
McClelland stressed, however, that the agency took extreme care to ensure that the list of suspects did not mistakenly include members of the Saudi royal family or anyone associated with the Carlyle Group.
In an effort to lighten the mood,