Obama gives OK to CIA ‘renditions’ as he keeps elements of Bush’s war on terror
Obama gives OK to CIA ‘renditions’ as he keeps elements of Bush’s war on terror | Mail Online.
Barack Obama has granted the CIA permission to continue carrying out the controversial Bush-era practice of extraordinary rendition, it has emerged.
And he did so just two days after becoming president and vowing to dismantle his predecessor’s war on terror.
As the new U.S. President issued orders shutting down the American military prison at Guantanamo Bay and fought to show the Muslim world that ‘America is not your enemy’, it was revealed that the renditions programme may even be expanded.
Under executive orders signed by Mr Obama on January 22, two days after his inauguration, the CIA still has the authority to carry out renditions - secret abductions and transfers of prisoners to countries that cooperate with the United States.
February 2nd, 2009 in Breaking News, ObamaGate