Friday, February 22, 2008

In Other News No One Could Have Predicted...

by Ken Houghton

The Administration "failed to inform" the Poodle's Government of its extralegal activities:
[Mr. Miliband] had to make a humiliating apology to the [House of] Commons after it emerged that the US failed to tell British officials that two CIA rendition flights carrying suspected terrorists landed on the island of Diego Garcia in 2002. Six years on, one of the suspects is still being held by the US at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. The other has been released.

Mr Miliband denied there was a deliberate cover-up and said he believed the US had acted "in good faith". However, Gordon Brown, attending an EU summit in Brussels, expressed his "disappointment" and said Washington's failure to disclose the flights earlier was "a very serious issue".

"The US has expressed regret that it did not admit at the time to these renditions through Diego Garcia," he added. "We have to assure ourselves these procedures will never happen again."

So the next time Condi talks about an "administrative error," we know what she means.


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