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March 3, 2005

Doubleplusfuckedup

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.

“Extraordinary rendition”.

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.”

Mission Accomplished.

[via Politics in the Zeros]

[update]

My friend David has sent me some more in-depth links about extraordinary rendition. Haven’t had a chance to read em yet myself.

Outsorcing Torture

Aboard Air CIA

Rule Change Lets C.I.A. Freely Send Suspects Abroad to Jails

[/update]

Posted by Jake on March 3, 2005 9:47 pm

1 Comment »

  1. Get ready for ‘Inevitable Manifestation’ whereby anyone suspected of not supporting the evil transformation of America is strapped to a giant wall of explosives, and forced to recite the Pledge of Alliegance while being beaten with a ‘Freedom Baton.’ That is certain to be followed by ‘Incendiary Account’ which allows for no less than 300 White House funded ‘Reality Adjustors,’ who can readily ingest, digest and expunge the ‘truth’ from the regular vomitorium of disinformation BushCo regularly spews out. If freedom is on the march, it’s clearly running a distant second to anarchy.

    Comment by pjr — March 7, 2005 @ 8:06 am

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