Outlawed: Extraordinary Rendition, Torture, and Disappearances in the “War on Terror”

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Bush, Military, The Politics Of Film, The War On Terrorism, Video, War

The film Rendition was recently released on video, and if you haven’t seen it you should. It’s well told, heartbreaking and speaks to exactly why the practice of extraordinary rendition is not only inhumane but completely unjust, regardless of what the Jack Bauer crowd claims.

The DVD also includes a documentary called Outlawed: Extraordinary Rendition, Torture, and Disappearances in the “War on Terror.” This films details the rendition tales of two men, one of which we’ve talked about at a couple times here, Khaled el-Masri. The other is Binyam Mohamed. el-Masri was released a few months after he was detained. Mohamed has not yet been released.

Thankfully, you don’t have to rent the DVD to watch it, as the filmmakers have provided it free of charge on Google Video. It’s only 27 minutes long so please watch the whole thing.

This is what happens when we allow blind fear to steer our actions. The results are devastating for everybody except the terrorists, who welcome such policies as evidence that we are exactly who they say we are. But we are better than this, and the only way we can prove it is to stop the policy extraordinary rendition now.


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