Several people have asked me to make a clear statement on the rendition program and the part that Omar Suleimen played in it. First - this arrangement was made between the US Government and that of Egypt, not between CIA and Omar Suleiman. Whatever his agency did in accord with the agreement we Americans as a whole should take responsibility for whether we had the opportunity to vote for the program or not. Second - He is and was a public servant, not a "loose cannon" as is implied by many. Third - The present situation in Egypt is so serious and complex that the ability of individuals to contribute to good outcomes should not be decided on the basis of single issues.
My opposition to the use of barbarous (by my definition) methods of warfare is long established. pl