EU: No Proof of CIA Human Rights Violations

This is a story I doubt you have heard about because it contradicts the outrage displayed by many in America and throughout the world. Specifically, the Democrats and the mainstream media who exploited the Mary McCarthy leak to the Washington Post and the CIA plane route leak to the New York Times. During that time period the Democratic party went crazy with attacks on the Bush Administration claiming that he ordered torture and used secret prisons and he should be impeached. And they claimed that we are no better than our terrorist enemy. We saw major Democrats splash themselves all over the cable news programs, condemning the President in an attempt to eek out some more votes; we saw whose side they were on and how far they would go to score cheap political points. But, as usual, the facts and investigations discount their slanderous charges just like the Silberman-Robb Commission concluded Bush did not lie about pre-war Intel and just like the FISA Act author testified that Bush has done nothing illegal in terms of the NSA terrorist surveillance program.

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Associated Press)BRUSSELS, Belgium — Investigations into reports that U.S. agents shipped prisoners through European airports to secret detention centers have produced no evidence of illegal CIA activities, the European Union's anti-terror coordinator said Thursday.

The investigations also have not turned up any proof of secret renditions of terror suspects on EU territory, Gijs de Vries told a European Parliament committee investigating the allegations.
The European Parliament's inquiry and a similar one by the continent's leading human-rights watchdog are looking into whether U.S. intelligence agents interrogated al-Qaida suspects at secret prisons in Eastern Europe and transported some on secret flights through Europe.

But investigators have not identified any human-rights violations, despite more than 50 hours of testimony by human-rights activists and individuals who claimed to have been abducted by U.S. intelligence agents, de Vries said.

"We've heard all kinds of allegations, impressions; we've heard also refutations. It's up to your committee to weigh if they are true. It does not appear to be proven beyond reasonable doubt," he said. "There has not been, to my knowledge, evidence that these illegal renditions have taken place."