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Monday, December 12, 2005 

Sometimes, Its What they Dont Say (Secret CIA Flights?)

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain has found no evidence that the government of U.S. President George W. Bush has been transporting terrorism suspects through UK airports, Foreign Secretary Jack Straw said on Monday.

"This careful research has been unable to identify any occasion since September 11, 2001, or earlier in the Bush administration when we've received requests for permission by the U.S. government for a rendition through UK territory or air space," he told BBC Radio.

Notice the extreme care taken by Mr. Straw to emphasize that no flights like these took place under the Bush Administration Did they take place under OTHER Administrations then?

He said it had always been U.S. government practice to request permission for rendition flights to land. Under the administration of former U.S. president Bill Clinton, Britain received three requests and granted two of them, Straw said.

Have “secret CIA flights” been a tactic even before the evil Bush/Cheney pro-torture regime took place? If so, were they just as evil then, or is this another instance of potential moral relativism?