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Politiken - Denmark | Friday, September 8, 2006

Bush and the secret CIA prisons

The newspaper comments on US President George W. Bush's admission that the CIA is still running secret prisons in foreign countries. "We can regard it as genuine progress that President Bush has confirmed the existence of secret CIA prisons and that the USA is planning to introduce new regulations against torture during interrogation. But we are still being told only a fraction of the truth. Many European governments have been hiding behind the USA's repeated denials and have claimed that there is no basis to the accusation that CIA prisons exist in Europe. ... Bush's admission is the final straw for European governments to clutch at. Now the EU has to force every government to put its cards on the table – because if we are not told the whole truth, Europe will carry on struggling helplessly in the American spider web."

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