Renditions Unto Caesar

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A KIND OF HUSH: Renditions investigator Marty at the news launch of his report in Paris last week

Let's assume, for the sake of argument, that the fundamental charges made by the Council of Europe last week are accurate: that, since 2001, 14 European countries have, to varying degrees, been complicit with "extraordinary renditions," the cia's system of moving suspects to countries where they were, or may have been, tortured. Dick Marty, a Swiss parliamentarian who led the Council's investigation, slammed what he called a "reprehensible network" of European nations that, he said, allowed the cia to operate on their soil, provided stopover points for suspects en route to a torture location, or exchanged information with U.S....