Bush admits CIA "black sites"

The president finally admitted yesterday that the CIA has been torturing prisoners in a vast penal archipelago:


President Bush yesterday announced the transfer of the last 14 suspected terrorists held by the CIA at secret foreign prisons to the military detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and said he wants to try them before U.S. military panels under proposed new rules he simultaneously sent to Congress.

Bush's statement during an impassioned East Room speech represented the first time he has confirmed the existence of the CIA program under which Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the self-proclaimed mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, and others have been secretly held and subjected to irregular interrogation methods.[WaPo]
Homeland Stupidity notes that while the CIA secret prison network has been emptied of terrorists, the secret prison system itself is still in business.

Jennifer Van Bergen of WritLaw explains why the CIA prison violates both domestic and international law.

[Homeland Stupidity,
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