AN executive jet is being used by the American intelligence agencies to fly terrorist suspects to countries that routinely use torture in their prisons.
The movements of the Gulfstream 5 leased by agents from the United States defence department and the CIA are detailed in confidential logs obtained by The Sunday Times which cover more than 300 flights.
Countries with poor human rights records to which the Americans have delivered prisoners include Egypt, Syria and Uzbekistan, according to the files. The logs have prompted allegations from critics that the agency is using such regimes to carry out “torture by proxy” — a charge denied by the American government.
Remember, the CIA is too liberal for this President. He’s cool with torture — just appointed the torture apologist to head the Increasingly Ironically Named Department of Justice — but you have to torture suspects and come up with answers which do not embarrass him if you want to remain in his good graces.