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In the midst of George Bush's current push to legitimize torture as a CIA interrogation technique, emerges this story about an innocent man identified by mistake by the Canadian authorities, passed on to the Americans, who then send him to Syria to be duly tortured by this state, a state that on the surface has no real relations with the U.S., but is obviously convenient as a torturer-for-hire.

Now, I find this truly and gut-wrenchingly revolting.

Not only because it reveals the mind-numbing hypocrisy behind everything that Bush declares is so great about America and so bad about the terrorists, but mostly because it is evidence of the complete betrayal of everything that once allowed the United States to hold its head high amongst the nations of the world.

The United States has one of the finest constitutions in the world (although today South Africa probably has the best).

Read it and weep.