Thursday, October 26, 2006
As if this were a bad thing
Book ties Johnston firm to CIA activity
A journalist claims the air charter company transported terrorism suspects to other countries for interrogation.
OK, first of all, there is a HUGE difference between interrogation and torture. Even if that interrogation is a bit heavy handed, it is still not torture. The torture is still alleged, not proven. In the N&O article, there is a quote "Aero President Norman Richardson said he has read a lot of insinuations in the book but few facts. Grey was "just grabbing at straws as far as guesswork and putting us in a business we're not in," Richardson said. Aero leases and maintains planes -- what others do with the planes is "their business," he said."
We have boneheads who protest the use of our little airport for alleged torture runs. First, so what? The planes need to fly to and from somewhere. Second, the torture is alleged, not proven. Third, the flights are contracted or chartered, not CIA owned and operated. For all we know, some of the protested or alleged CIA flights may be business flights, not prisoner transport flights. Either way, I really don't care. If some evil adherent of "the religion of peace" who has waged war on our troops gets harshly interrogated, I am not going to complain.