The recent U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling shows the five foreigners who were victimized by our government's extraordinary rendition program that the CIA and assisting companies can kidnap, incarcerate and torture without any consequence. The lawsuit against Boeing has been thrown out in the name of securing state secrets. This is a big victory for President Obama justifying his "power to protect wartime actions from judicial scrutiny."
When one looks at our Empire's approach to warfare and the spying on and imprisoning of citizens without due process, seamless continuity links the Bush approach with Obama's.
Glenn Greenwald considers this Times editorial to be "quite good."
Jane Mayer on State Secrets: