It's amazing, the criticism we get from the rest of the "civilized" world, when we allegedly don't practice what we preach.
Especially when something like this comes out, from Reuters:
More than 20 states, mostly in Europe, colluded in a "global spider's web" of secret CIA prisons and transfers of terrorism suspects, a European rights watchdog said in a report released on Wednesday.
Middle Eastern and Central Asian nations played a role in the network run by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency and European governments were aware or participated in the operation, the parliamentary assembly of the Council of Europe said.
"It is now clear -- although we are still far from having established the whole truth -- that authorities in several European countries actively participated with the CIA in these unlawful activities," Council of Europe investigator Dick Marty said.
And in the very same story it says there is no formal evidence of such prisons, but of CIA transfers. These aren't the transfers of combatants and terrorists to countries of their origin are they? Because that would hold the same amount of water those advocating that humiliation is torture.
Polish Prime Minister Kazimierz Marcinkiewicz said the report was false but many other governments have greeted the report with silence.
"These accusations are slanderous ... They are not based on any facts and that is all I know and all I have to say," Marcinkiewicz told reporters in parliament.
And the money quote:
EU investigators said last month they believed 30 to 50 people had been handed over to countries where they might face torture by the United States since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
While the suspects' treatment "does not appear to reach the threshold for torture, it may well be considered as inhuman or degrading", Marty's report added.
This is beyond sloppy, it's a publicity-driven and blatantly anti-American stunt.