Denny Hastert's Torture Bill


It's well-established that U.S. authorities have been evading restrictions on torture by shipping terror suspects to countries with -- how shall I put this? -- a less robust tradition of protecting individual rights. This form of outsourcing, dubbed "extraordinary rendition," falls into a legal grey area. So Dennis Hastert has introduced legislation to protect the practice -- and slipped it into the bill to enact the 9/11 Commission's recommendations.