The White House has responded to reports on CIA “torture prisons” with the usual bluster, arrogance, threats and intimidation without actually answering any questions put to them. If you take the time to read between the lines it should appear relatively obvious that the US does indeed have CIA torture prisons about the globe, that they exist in pro-US countries with the blessing or ‘blind eyes’ of the respective governments,
“If there were such operations these are the kinds of things we can’t talk about publicly”
“Look, we are all threatened by terror. We need to cooperate in its solution. As part of that cooperation for our part, we comply with U.S. law. We respect the sovereignty of the countries with which we deal. And we do not move people around the world so that they can be tortured.”
“The United States does not torture,” Hadley quoted President George W. Bush as saying that “in the war on terror we will be aggressive against the terrorists” while complying with U.S. law, the Constitution and relevant treaties.
– Stephen Hadley, White House spokesperson
Step One: Deny all knowledge
Step Two: Use co-operate often to implicate other govts in any wrongdoing giving them more incentive to push the US line
Step Three: Tell people the US govt. is doing everything lawfully. Tell it enough then people will start believing it.
Step Four: Threaten the implicated govt’s to maintain deniability.
“Listen, we are in this together, and we have talked about whatever is occurring there a long time ago. So in essence, cool it.”
– The chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, GOP Sen. Richard Lugar of Indiana