Monday, May 25, 2009

Obama outsources torture

Obama has ordered the secret CIA prisons closed and stopped "enhanced interrogation techniques" that were employed by the Bush administration. So, how is he going to get the valuable information we need? He has outsourced this to Middle East countries according to the New York Times. They would never employ torture or other rough interrogation techniques. From the NYT:
The United States is now relying heavily on foreign intelligence services to capture, interrogate and detain all but the highest-level terrorist suspects seized outside the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan, according to current and former American government officials.

The change represents a significant loosening of the reins for the United States, which has worked closely with allies to combat violent extremism since the 9/11 attacks but is now pushing that cooperation to new limits.

In the past 10 months, for example, about a half-dozen midlevel financiers and logistics experts working with Al Qaeda have been captured and are being held by intelligence services in four Middle Eastern countries after the United States provided information that led to their arrests by local security services, a former American counterterrorism official said.

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