May 12, 2005


Terror Suspects Sent to Egypt by the Dozens, Panel Reports (DAVID JOHNSTON, 5/12/05, NY Times)

The United States and other countries have forcibly sent dozens of terror suspects to Egypt, according to a report released Wednesday by Human Rights Watch. The rights group and the State Department have both said Egypt regularly uses extreme interrogation methods on detainees.

The group said it had documented 63 cases since 1994 in which suspected Islamic militants were sent to Egypt for detention and interrogation. The figures do not include people seized after the attacks of September 2001 who were sent mainly by Middle East countries and American intelligence authorities.

The report said the total number sent to Egypt since the Sept. 11 attacks could be as high as 200 people.

After thirty years of subsidies the least they can do is torture these guys for us.

Posted by Orrin Judd at May 12, 2005 5:31 PM

From the full article: "Almost all those sent to Egypt are Egyptian citizens or were born there, the report said."

So let me get this straight. Liberals complain mightly because we hold foreign prisoners in Gitmo AND they also complain when we repatriate them to their home countries. What exactly would they have us do with them?

Posted by: MB at May 12, 2005 5:46 PM

Offer them sensitivity training.

Posted by: at May 12, 2005 6:03 PM

Make them federal judges.

Posted by: Luciferous at May 12, 2005 6:39 PM

Seek to understand how we've wronged them, apologize to them and give them money.

Posted by: Dave W at May 12, 2005 7:05 PM

It's a new twist on 'Let God sort them out'.

Posted by: ZF at May 12, 2005 7:28 PM

Midnight basketball is the answer. For everything.

Posted by: jim hamlen at May 12, 2005 8:25 PM

Don't forget bike paths, lots of bike paths. Between the two, we could teach the world to sing.

Posted by: Pat H at May 13, 2005 12:07 AM


Bike paths are only worth something if you fight for them.

Posted by: at May 13, 2005 2:33 AM

The odd thing about the Camp David accords is that Sadat and Begin were both so stunned by Carter's ineptitude (which included a ham-fisted attempt at collusion with Egypt to cast Israel as the villain) that they ignored him and essentially made the entire deal behind his back.

Carter was initially angry, but recovered in time to claim credit for the deal.

Posted by: Ben Lange at May 13, 2005 11:08 AM

BZ for the many, short witty comments.

Posted by: Lou Gots at May 13, 2005 11:56 AM