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The government last night admitted for the first time that aircraft suspected of being used by the CIA to transport detainees to secret interrogation centres had landed at British military airfields.

After months of refusing to answer questions from MPs or the media, it disclosed that two aircraft known to have been chartered by the CIA landed 14 times at RAF Northholt, west London, and RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire between October 2003 and May 2004.

Whaat? Our government lies and got caught?? Unfortunately another example how our nation is failing to win a war of ideals by failing to live up to them.

Originally posted to BonScott on Tue Mar 07, 2006 at 02:09 AM PST.

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How do we win this "war"?

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  •  Tip jar (4.00)
    Tip me, or don't, I'm too embarrassed by my government to care at this point.

    If you get a chance, try the Francis Coppola "Sofia" blanc de blanc sparkling wine, almost tastes like a cider, like straw, I guess.

    If you want, check out my my lame blog, it's not very political, just random thoughts about my life, tech, rock n roll and booze.

  •  I disagree (none)
    with the premise of your poll.  Sorry.  We're not in a war.  We're just killing people and torturing them for no good reason.

    There is no "war on terror".  And even if there were, Iraq certainly has nothing to do with it.  The reason we can't seem to "win" in Iraq is that there is no way to win because it's not a war.  I'm not sure what Bushco wants.  Total capitulation and obedience by a foreign people?  Unlikely.

    Let's be honest, here.  Bushco is not fighting a war.  It's abusing our troops love for their country in some kind of wierd power-play.  

    "In the beginning the universe was created. This has been widely criticized and generally regarded as a bad move." -- Douglas Adams

    by LithiumCola on Tue Mar 07, 2006 at 02:35:10 AM PST

    •  That's why " " was used (none)
      There is an ideological cold war going on between western and Islamic values(as portrayed by extremists).

      It might not even be a cold  war, but a soft war. It's not a war you can win with bullets, bombs and ignoring the rule of law; but by living up to our ideals.

  •  Long diary. (none)
    You might want to beef up the commentary before the real diary police jump on you. :)

    It's not that they don't know Jack. It's that they don't know him on a first-name basis. :)

    by cskendrick on Tue Mar 07, 2006 at 05:26:46 AM PST

  •  i like the basic idea and overall content of your (none)
    diary, but declined to take the poll. can you possibly reshape it just a little. i also like your commenting about not caring because you are so embarrassed. i totally agree with you.

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