WASHINGTON, Dec 3 (Reuters) - A U.S. civil liberties group says it plans to sue the CIA in the case of a man who alleges he was kidnapped and sent to Afghanistan to be interrogated as a terrorism suspect.
The American Civil Liberties Union, in a release issued on Friday, alleged that "CIA officials at the highest level violated U.S. and universal human rights laws" when CIA agents seized an unidentified man and flew him to a secret prison in Afghanistan near Kabul called the "Salt Pit."
They don't say where the man was "kidnapped" from, but it is almost certain he wasn't detained in the United States...meaning he's a foreigner taken on foreign soil. Far as I can tell, the US Constituition is inoperative outside the jurisdiction of the United States. What we have here is a direct attempt by the ACLU to undermine America's ability to wage covert war against our terrorist enemy - what the ALCU is trying to do is prevent American agencies from doing anything, during wartime, which might be illegal if done inside the United States during peacetime. It is an absurdity wrapped inside an idiocy.
Pity the ACLU - a group of dedicated lawyers who haven't a clue that the reason they are allowed to whine about the supposed rights of terrorists is because better men and women are out there fighting to keep ACLU lawyers in business.