Oops! Even though we deny that we actually torture people, we accidently tortured the wrong person. Our bad. You want to sue us? So sad.
After intervention by the Bush administration, an American judge last month dismissed a lawsuit by a German Muslim who was seeking to sue the CIA for allegedly kidnapping him to Afghanistan and torturing him by mistake.
Sitting in a district court in Virginia, where the CIA has its headquarters, T S Ellis, the judge, said he was satisfied after receiving a secret written briefing from the director of central intelligence that allowing the lawsuit to proceed would harm national security. In times of war, he said, the plaintiff’s “private interests must give way to the national interest in preserving state secrets”.
Yet another reason why the Bush regime makes me feel proud to be an American. I think I’ll go buy a few more flags and perhaps a few more of those yellow “Support the Troops” car magnets.