Because freedom can't protect itself
I think it is way past time to stop using the language of the state to describe these crimes: rendition, abduction, transport. This is kidnapping, pure and (not so) simple. Rendition is the worst, because it implies something official and legitimate. It may be official, but it is not legitimate.
What happened to Padilla was not only torture and kidnapping, it was the complete, intention destruction of a human being's mind.
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