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Old Jan 04, 2013, 09:59 AM
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Khalid El-Masri

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khalid_El-Masri
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The CIA finally admitted his arrest and torture was based on an unverified "hunch" of a CIA officer and released him.
And there but for the grace of god go you or I
And some people still wonder why the USA is not the universally best loved country.
Sickening
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Old Jan 04, 2013, 10:28 AM
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Yea, that account looks pretty crappy.
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Old Jan 04, 2013, 10:29 AM
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Now Wiki is a great source for the truth. El Masri could have written that himself
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Old Jan 04, 2013, 10:36 AM
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And some people still wonder why others don't trust their own govt. and refuse to be disarmed.
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Old Jan 04, 2013, 10:40 AM
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... And some people still wonder why the USA is not the universally best loved country.
Sickening
Sickening yes, but your conclusion is probably inaccurate.

I believe the USA citizenship remains the most coveted in the world.
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Old Jan 04, 2013, 11:05 AM
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Sickening yes, but your conclusion is probably inaccurate.

I believe the USA citizenship remains the most coveted in the world.
Could that be because the only way to avoid being tortured by the CIA is to become a US citizen?

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Old Jan 04, 2013, 12:28 PM
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Could that be because the only way to avoid being tortured by the CIA is to become a US citizen?

Actually, our President has proven that a US citizenship isn't proof against state assassination.
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Old Jan 04, 2013, 01:04 PM
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Sickening yes, but your conclusion is probably inaccurate.

I believe the USA citizenship remains the most coveted in the world.
Yes, but there was that embarrassing period.

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Could that be because the only way to avoid being tortured by the CIA is to become a US citizen?

Not nescssarily.

--Bill
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