Feb
14
2011

Psst. . . They're Talking About Torture

The Washington Post yesterday (2/13/11):

Mubarak Resignation Throws Into Question U.S./Egyptian Counterterrorism Work

By Mary Beth Sheridan and Joby Warrick
Washington Post Staff Writers
Sunday, February 13, 2011; A01

For decades, Egypt's government has been a critical partner for U.S. intelligence agencies, sharing information on extremist groups such as al-Qaeda and working hand in glove on counterterrorism operations. Now the future of that cooperation is in question.

That "work" and "cooperation" includes, among other things, rendition and torture.

It'd be more helpful if this were made clear from the outset, instead of being mentioned in the 11th paragraph of the story.

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