May 16, 2011
In the days after Sept. 11, 2001, a gaggle of suspected terrorists were rounded and sent off to secret overseas locations for some tortu . . . I mean “enhanced interrogation.” But how did the baddies get to their locations du waterboard? Easy, they flew on a Boeing subsidiary.
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This, of course, may have been illegal. But as the United States Supreme Court proved once again today, nothing we did that relates to 9/11 was illegal so long as we did it.
The Associated Press reports today that the high court has thrown out an appeal that would have revived a lawsuit against Boeing for flying detainees to secret prisons (aka “extraordinary rendition”).
The court cites the same “state secrets” excuse it’s used on pretty much every other challenge to post-9/11 legal practices that, under other circumstances, would have likely violated a half-dozen laws and the U.S. Constitution.