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Critics Decry U.S. 'Rendition'

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Critics Decry U.S. 'Rendition'

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Critics Decry U.S. 'Rendition'

Critics Decry U.S. 'Rendition'

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Secret airplanes. Missing suspects. Rumors of torture. Official denials. Slowly, information is emerging on "extraordinary rendition," the secretive government practice critics describe as outsourcing torture. We discuss rendition — and how and why the government uses it.

Guests:

Michael Hirsh, senior editor at Newsweek

Mike Scheuer, former chief of the bin Laden unit at the CIA, 1996-99; author, Imperial Hubris

Rep. Edward Markey, Democrat from Massachusetts