If it walks like a DUCK and quacks like a DUCK...
"If a country resorts to the tactics of gangsters I say, 'No'," Dick Marty, a Swiss senator, said at the Council of Europe's winter session in Strasbourg."There are different elements that allow me to say that governments were aware of what was happening."Notwithstanding its flowery rhetoric in support of freedom, democracy, and due process of the law, the United States government really believes in the language of FORCE.
Senator Marty, who is investigating allegations of "extraordinary rendition", estimated that more than 100 people had been flown to prisons in third countries where they may have been tortured.
"There is a great deal of coherent, convergent evidence pointing to the existence of a system of 'relocation' or 'outsourcing of torture'," Senator Marty told the 46-nation council on Tuesday.
What's the difference between a terrorist and a gangster? It all boils down to how far you're willing to go to get what you want. You can dance around it from here to eternity. But, if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it's a duck.
Marty is putting himself and his family at great risk by calling a duck a duck. He should be applauded and protected.