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Brickbat: Not Too Intelligent

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Shortly after Khaleed al Masri arrived at a CIA prison in Afghanistan, officials figured out they had the wrong man. In fact, al Masri, a German citizen who had been kidnapped for the CIA by Macedonian police, didn't appear to have any connections to terrorism. But agents continued to hold him and continued to question him for months. A recently released report said the CIA refused to release him because it couldn't figure out a way to do so without admitting its mistake.

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