Friday

Arrest the CIA?

This is what happens when we flout rules, alienate allies and squander our moral standing in the world. Let's all say a big thanks to President Bush. What you see below is a direct result of his infantile isolationist foreign policy.

MILAN (Reuters) - A Milan court has issued a European arrest warrant for 22 CIA agents suspected of kidnapping an Egyptian cleric from Italy's financial capital in 2003, Prosecutor Armando Spataro said on Friday.


An Old Arrest Warrant

Milan magistrates suspect a CIA team grabbed Hassan Mustafa Osama Nasr off a Milan street and flew him for interrogation to Egypt, where he said he was tortured.

Prosecutors asked the Italian Justice Ministry last month to seek the extradition of the suspects from the United States, but Justice Minister Roberto Castelli has not yet decided whether to act on the request.

A European Union warrant is automatically valid across the 25-nation bloc and does not require approval of any government.

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And while I'm on it, why isn't there a movement to impeach Bush over his obviously illegal surveillance program? It is a serious violation of the law that directly subverts constitutional protections. If ever there were cause for impeachment, it seems that this is it.

2 comments:

phuknjrk said...

Wasn't his warrantless spying done under the same act as every other president since Carter's warrantless spying?

Jim Howard said...

It would be an impeachable offense if President Bush had NOT used Echelon technology to monitor international communications with persons associated with parties with whom this country is at war.

Every President since WWI has had similar intelligence collection systems.

Information gathered for military purposes is not the same as that used for law enforcement.

See

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/chi-0512210142dec21,0,3553632.story