Inane Thought Of The Hour
Like Matt Yglesias
, I'm kind of too depressed to say anything serious or deeply insightful about this Washington Post article about Khaled Masri, a German-born German-citizen of Arab
descent who was kidnapped from Albania by CIA agents and held in an Afghan prison for five months because of a case of mistaken identity. Apparently that's how long it took for the head of counterterrorism to realize he wasn't who she thought he was and for the CIA to figure out that his passport was real. So instead I leave you with this. (Note: The Rendition Group are the CIA agents who kidnap suspects.)
Members of the Rendition Group follow a simple but standard procedure: Dressed head to toe in black, including masks, they blindfold and cut the clothes off their new captives, then administer an enema and sleeping drugs. They outfit detainees in a diaper and jumpsuit for what can be a day-long trip.
Head to toe in black, huh? Because white socks would compromise national security, clearly. Glad to know they've got their priorities.