CIA Screw-ups

If you're feeling too comfortable about your life, read Wrongful Imprisonment: Anatomy of a CIA Mistake:

"Unlike the military's prison for terrorist suspects at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba -- where 180 prisoners have been freed after a review of their cases -- there is no tribunal or judge to check the evidence against those picked up by the CIA. The same bureaucracy that decides to capture and transfer a suspect for interrogation-- a process called 'rendition' -- is also responsible for policing itself for errors.

"The CIA inspector general is investigating a growing number of what it calls 'erroneous renditions,' according to several former and current intelligence officials.

"One official said about three dozen names fall in that category; others believe it is fewer. The list includes several people whose identities were offered by al Qaeda figures during CIA interrogations, officials said. One turned out to be an innocent college professor who had given the al Qaeda member a bad grade, one official said."

The description of what happens to you when the CIA decides to snatch you off the street is particularly disturbing.


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