So did Fran Townsend (former Homeland Security Advisor under George Bush) just admit we sent (via rendition) detainees to Egypt to be tortured?
January 29, 2011

So did Fran Townsend (former Homeland Security Advisor under George Bush) just admit we sent (via rendition) detainees to Egypt to be tortured? Sort of, unintentionally.

Marcy Wheeler at Firedoglake has more.

When Mona Eltahawy explicitly described what many of us learned from Jane Mayer–Hosni Mubarak’s appointed Vice President, Omar Suleiman, has a long history of cooperating with us in accepting and torturing people rendered to Egypt–and when Wolf asks whether this went on in the Bush Administration (it dates back to the Clinton Administration), Townsend explains the best known example is that of Maher Arar. Wolf corrects her that that involved Syria.

Poor Fran can't even keep her torture states straight. She should have remembered former CIA agent Bob Baer's famous maxim:

"If you want a serious interrogation, you send a prisoner to Jordan. If you want them to be tortured, you send them to Syria. If you want someone to disappear - never to see them again - you send them to Egypt."

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