Bush Arizona Visit Sends Torture Flights Message
Wayne Madsen | November 25 2005
President Bush plans to visit Tucson, Arizona on Monday, November 28, for a fund raiser for extreme right-wing GOP Senator Jon Kyl. But Bush's choice for his stopover sends a clear message to Europeans upset about recent revelations about CIA torture flights.
Bush's Air Force One will stop at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, the home to the aircraft "Bone Yard," from where dozens of surplus military and commercial planes were obtained by CIA front companies to ferry prisoners for imprisonment and torture, many through European airports and through European airspace.
To emphasize his visit to Davis-Monthan, Bush will be accompanied by Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, two noted proponents of prisoner torture