NEW GULAG IN EASTERN EUROPE AND AROUND THE WORLD
Russia? No, us. I’m now officially ashamed to call myself an American.
The biggest problem here is that the CIA assumes it has the power to do whatever it wants, especially if the Executive Branch says so. Here’s where our conservative “strict constructionists” waver. The way I read the Constitution, the federal government has ONLY those powers enumerated in it. The Constitution doesn’t limit the feds only domestically, but anywhere in the universe, in other words, by definition. No where does it say they have the power to secret prisoners internationally as if there were anyplace that was “away” from U.S. law. If U.S. law doesn’t apply somewhere, the feds have NO POWER THERE, not all power. This is how the U.S. Constitution differs from other countries, whose national governments have ALL power except that devolved to other levels; our federal government has NO POWER except what is delegated to it by the Constitution.
If the federal government wants to run an international gulag, it needs a Constitutional Amendment giving it that power. Which, of course, it will never get.