How much airplay is this getting in American press? I talked about this case with a conservative friend of mine who completely denied it. When I emailed this story to him, he was literally shocked to think that the US is torturing people who are NOT terrorists. I truly believe that I'm starting to get him to stop his unconditional support for Bush and his war. Why it's not okay to torture terrorists either will be our next discussion. But it made me wonder how many of the 29%ers just don't have any clue what's being done in their name.
A Lebanese-born German, who accuses the CIA of having kidnapped and tortured him, says he is determined to get an apology from the US authorities.
Khaled al-Masri alleges that he was seized in Macedonia, flown to a secret jail in Afghanistan and tortured there.
"I'll pursue the case until the Americans admit what they did to me, give an explanation and make an apology," he told the BBC News website.
Munich prosecutors have ordered the arrest of 13 suspected CIA agents.
Mr Masri says he was abducted at the end of 2003 and detained for five months before being released in Albania after the Americans realised they had got the wrong man.
UPDATE: David sent in this clip from CNN discussing the arrest orders