We all know that “downsizing” means firing people from their jobs and “collateral damage” means dead civilians. We’ve got a new fave on the docket.
It means kidnap and torture. Sweet, isn’t it? Not a chance you’d read that phrase and think “kidnap and torture”.
More specifically, it means being kidnapped by American agents, who then ship you to a human rights abusin’ country to be interrogated.
Back in the 1990s, Saturday Night Live had a chronic skit called “Deep Thoughts”, where a guy read off some quirky, crazy ponderings. I remember one was “I hope in the future Americans are thought of as a warlike, vicious people, because I bet a lot of high schools would pick ‘Americans’ as their mascot.”
[via Politics in the Zeros]
My friend David has sent me some more in-depth links about extraordinary rendition. Haven’t had a chance to read em yet myself.
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